When is it time to get a new roof? Many signs can help you figure out when the time has come to replace your old roofing system. When you are faced with the decision of whether or not to get a new roof, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The cost, lifespan, and style all depend on your preferences and your home’s needs. However, some signs dictate it’s time to get a new roof installation.
These signs vary depending on what type of roofing material you have, but some universal ones include leaking around the chimney or vents, mold growths on the ceilings, water damage from leaks, etc. Other structural problems include sagging roofs which can be caused by old age. While you notice any of these signs, it might be time to get a new roof.
The shingles are curling up
If your roof shingles are curling up at the edges, then you probably need a new one installed. The curls should not be so bad that they get in the way of water drainage or cause any other problems with the home. However, it is usually best to replace them and have no issues later on.
Worn out roofing materials
The material underlayment is starting to curl too. Even if some of your shingles do not look like they may curl anytime soon, check out what type of material was used as an underlayment for your roof deck (plywood). If this starts showing signs of warping away from itself around all four sides and underneath most/all shingles, it’s time to call someone over ASAP because more serious problems are on their way.
The roofing material has worn out and is no longer functional. If you have had the same type of roof for a very long time, then it might be time to get a new one installed because your old shingles/tiles will eventually wear down from exposure to severe weather. You should notice how worn out it looks then when the home was initially built, along with discoloration or some other noticeable differences in coloration. It does not matter if there are still years left before replacement; roofs only last so long regardless of quality.
A leaking roof is a sign that it is no longer able to protect your home. The water damage will only get worse if not repaired in time. Bubbling paint, discoloration of the wall, and ceilings are common signs that the roof has been leaking for some time. A visible sign is a pretty good clue; it’s finally past time to call in a professional roof repair or replacement. All those hidden water damage spots add up over months or years into an expensive mess you never saw coming.
A leaky home can be dangerous, expensive, and difficult to fix, with even more expenses down the road once mold takes hold in your attic or under floorboards if there has been standing water inside hidden from view long enough.
Moss and algae on your roof
Moss and algae growth on the roof tiles are usually signs of poor drainage, aging shingles, or rotting wood beams underneath. If they appear at some point, all three should be checked as soon as possible before things go from bad to worse and result in more extensive damages.
Leakage around flashing and skylights
The need for new flashing or caulking around chimneys and skylights should be done immediately once you notice any problems with them because they ultimately lead to leaks inside. Also, consider having gutters cleaned out if excess leaves are building up on top of them, contributing to leaking issues.
Look for signs of wear and tear on your roofing
The roof’s age will be a factor in whether you need to repair or replace it, but look out for excessive granules that are no longer clinging to the surface; this is often an indication that there may be bigger problems going on underneath due to aging nails and fasteners which can lead to leaks as well. Also, keep an eye out for curling and blistering because these are often indicators of improperly installed asphalt shingle roofs caused by exposure to sun damage over time. Know where all the vents are located around your house, so they do not become clogged with debris.
Call Cadillacs Roofing for roof repair and replacement.
When you notice any signs that your roof will need a new roof, look no further than Cadillacs Roofing. We have been a trusted roofing contractor in New Jersey and have over 20 years of experience. We are the go-to for all your residential or commercial roofing services. Call us for a roof inspection today.