Your roof is crucial for the protection and overall value of your home. But over time, the elements can take a toll on it, leaving your home vulnerable to damage. You should replace a failing roof as soon as possible to avoid this. Let’s look at seven common signs that your roof might need to be replaced.
A properly installed and maintained roof can last 20 years or longer. But the elements can cause a lot of wear and tear during that time. If your roof is 20-30 years old, you should start looking for some of the other warning signs covered below to see if your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Greenery can be unsightly when it grows on your roof, but it’s more than an eyesore. Moss traps moisture against your roof, which can eventually get under your shingles and freeze during the winter. You may be tempted to scrub the moss off yourself, but this can also damage your shingles.
Curled shingles leave gaps in your roof’s defense. This can lead to leaks damaging the structure and interior of your home. Cracked, broken, or missing shingles also pose this risk.
Granules are the small mineral bits embedded on asphalt shingles to provide an extra layer of protection against the elements. If you’re finding these granules in your gutters or scattered across your lawn, or if you see bald patches on your roof, you may need to replace your roof soon.
If sunrays are shining into your attic, you’re likely dealing with gaps and leaks in your roof. If this is the case, you may also notice wet spots on the underside or exterior of your roof.
This is an obvious sign of a failing roof. If your roof is sagging or drooping, its support structure is likely severely damaged, and you’ll want a professional to look at it as soon as possible.
Homes in the same neighborhood are often built around the same time and have weathered similar elements over the years. If your neighbors’ roofs are in poor condition, it’s likely that yours is too. Check for the warning signs mentioned above to see if you’re in need of a replacement.
If you’ve noticed any of these warning signs or think your roof has damage, schedule a free inspection with Armor Construction. We’ll examine your roof and provide our expert evaluation. If we determine your roof should be replaced, you can trust us to install a new roof that will protect your home and enhance its curb appeal. Contact us today to learn more.