Since most homeowners consider their roof to be a financial investment, it is often in their best interest to keep their roofing system in good condition all year round. However, there will come a time when a full-on roof replacement is a more practical option than performing small repairs here and there. Here are some signs that indicate that it’s time to replace your roof.
- The roof is sagging. A droopy, unstable roof is one that definitely needs replacing before further damage occurs in your home. Rotting boards and sagging areas, especially at the lowest points in the roof, are common indications that there is trapped moisture in the system.
- There is organic growth on the roof. Moss looks captivating around hot springs and at the bottom of lakes, but when it appears on your roof, it usually spells trouble. Aside from moss, mold can also grow and spread throughout the surface of the roof or siding. However, this often means that there is too much moisture in the system, compromising its strength and durability.
- There are leaks in the attic. If you think that you may need a roof replacement soon, the first place to check is the attic space. Safely climb up under the eaves, and look for beams of light coming through or dark-colored stains – both signal the presence of leaks.
- Shingles are damaged. Checking the condition of the roof is essential after a storm. If you find some cracked, buckling or missing shingles, then repairs may be in order. However, if shingle granules are collecting in the gutters or downspouts, then your roof may be at the end of its lifespan.
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