As homeowners know roofs don’t last forever. There will be a time in your life when you own a home and you will need to replace it. But how do you know when it’s time for a new roof? There are a few obvious signs that will make it easier to determine if you need to replace your roof.
The Age of Your Roof
This is the biggest indicator that determines if you need a new roof. A residential roof has a typical lifespan of 20-25 years. If your roof is getting to be 20 or past that time, it might be a good idea to replace your roof.
There are a lot of things that can happen with your shingles; this includes your shingles buckling (not laying flat), curling (shingle edges rising on the sides), cracking, or being completely missing. When your roof has a whole section of shingles that have one or more of these problems, consider a new roof ASAP.
Molding and Rotting
Due to excess moisture on the roof due to rain, it can cause places on the roof to mold or rot. This can break down the system of your roof and cause water to leak into the attic. If it is not fixed right away, it can lead to more problems down the road.
A Sagging Roof
It’s a huge deal if you look at your house from the street and see it sagging. When you notice this, don’t hesitant to call a roofer immediately.