Should I Replace My Roof?

If you’re a homeowner, it is not easy to decide when it’s time to replace your roof. If you don’t have roofing experience, when is it time to make the commitment? Should I wait a couple of years? Should I reach out to a roofer? Your roofing situation may be different than others but we wanted to provide an example of things to look out for that may tell you it’s time to make that replacement.

Top things to keep an eye out for: 

1. Your Roofs Age:

Every roof has an age at which it starts to break down. For Asphalt shingle roofs, that usually happens between 20-25 years. If your roof is having troubles outside of age and your roof is this old, it may be a waste of money to make a repair since you’ll need a new roof shortly anyway.

2. Missing Shingles:

If your roof has missing shingles that isn’t a huge problem, but if it continues to happen and your roof starts to look like a checkerboard that could be a bigger issue.

3. Shingles Bucked or Curling:

If you look at your roof and notice that shingles are buckled or curling, that often means that water has gotten underneath them which is not good!

4. Leak:

If you have a leak on your roof, you need to have it checked out because it could be a whole bunch of issues. If it’s apart of bigger issues or if it’s doubled with the fact that your roof is 20+ years old, it may be time to replace it.

Other reasons to replace: 

  • Water damage signs
  • Loose fittings around the roof
  • Shingle granules in the gutter
  • Can see daylight when in the attic coming through the roof boards
  • Chimney flashing damage

If you are still unsure, please feel free to reach out to Salemi Exteriors and we will come by and check it out!

 

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