When should you look into roof replacement? Down Under Roofing is a trusted roofing contractor that can help you decide after a Free Inspection whether you should consider a roof replacement or just do some minor repairs.
Age of Roof – The first thing to ask yourself is when was your roof installed? What type of roofing material was used? This will give us a good indication of when you should replace your roof. Replacing a roof showing signs of aging or one that has storm damage, leaks or other problems may be a good idea. Rather than repeatedly paying for roof repairs on an older, damaged or failing roof, you may consider this investment if you plan to sell or stay in your home.
Roof Leaks – One of the most common reasons homeowners need roof replacement is a leaky roof. Water stains inside your home along the ceilings or down the walls could be caused by a leaky roof. A certified roofing contractor can assist with finding the source of a leaky roof.
It’s important to solve a leaky roof problem sooner rather than later because something that may start small can eventually lead to bigger problems like:
- Damaged ceilings
- Wet or destroyed insulation
- Rotting framing and roof sheathing
Signs of roof damage will vary slightly between various types of roofing material but typically fall into two categories: aesthetic damage and structural damage.
Aesthetic Damage – You will find that the roofing material will look old and worn. There will be dark streaks, moss or an algae that is growing on or in between the roofing materials.
Structural Damage – Depending on your roofing material – On asphalt or wood shingles there will be curled or cupped edges missing granules and bald spots.