Most homeowners don’t think about their roofs until leaky ceilings and puddles form inside their home. In which case, you end up spending way more than you planned. Why think about your roof if there isn’t a problem?
According to Metal Roofing Alliance Executive Director Bill Hippard, “Roofers are most in demand following severe weather such as heavy rain or high winds. If you put off doing repairs or replacing your roof until you have a problem, you may find that the contractor has a waiting list, and your problem will get worse before it can be addressed.”
To avoid costly delays and repairs, we have put together a list of signs that you should look for throughout your home. So let’s get to it!
It’s time to replace your roof when…
1. Your roof has missing shingles.
High winds can remove shingles from your roof, creating an invitation for leaks. You can use binoculars to inspect your roof without a ladder.
2. Shingles are cracked or peeling.
Even if the shingles aren’t missing, there can be damage. If they’re curling or torn, they’re on their way to failing.
3. There are stains or water marks on your ceiling.
You may have a leaking roof even if you don’t see a puddle. It’s important to find the source of the leak and make repairs before the problem grows.
4. Shingles are discolored.
This can be a sign of mold or algae growth on your roof, particularly in warm, wet climates. The elements are hard on a roof, causing it to deteriorate and fail.
5. Your roof is old.
If you have a typical asphalt shingle roof, and it’s more than 10-15 years-old, chances are, you’re going to need to replace it in the near future.