Deciding whether to repair or replace your roof is a major home maintenance decision. Often, it’s not about wanting a new roof but needing one to protect your home’s structure, interior, and belongings.
If you’re on the fence about whether it’s time for a roof replacement, here are 10 signs that indicate the need for a new roof.
1. Age of Your Roof
Most roofs have a lifespan of 20 to 25 years, depending on the material. If your roof is nearing or has surpassed this age, it might be time to consider a replacement.
2. Shingles Curling or Buckling
Shingles that are curling, buckling, or losing granules have likely reached the end of their life expectancy. This is a clear sign that your roof could be failing.
3. Missing Shingles
If your roof is starting to look like a checkerboard due to missing shingles, it’s a strong indicator that it needs attention. Missing shingles can lead to leaks and other interior damage.
4. Roof Valleys
Valleys are crucial for rain and snow to flow down into gutters. If shingles in these areas are missing or falling apart, it’s a sign you may need a replacement.
5. Chimney Flashing
If your chimney flashing consists of cement or tar, it may need to be replaced with a water-tight, long-term, metal flashing system.
6. Shingle Granules in the Gutters
Check your gutters for shingle granules. Shingles tend to lose more granules toward the end of their life cycle. A large amount of granules in the gutters is a sign of advanced wear.
7. Daylight Through Roof Boards
If you notice a spongy feel or trampoline bounce when walking on the roof, this means the underlying decking is weakened from moisture. Check your attic to see if there is any daylight coming through the roof boards.
8. Roof Sagging
A sagging roof is an indication of a structural issue. There might be a problem with the decking in the attic or, worse, with the supports in the foundation.
9. Moss Growth
Moss can be more than a cosmetic issue. Moss growth can retain moisture and over time in freezing climates, cause damage to the granules on the top of the shingles.
10. Energy Bills Increasing
If you’ve noticed a spike in your energy bills, it could be due to air escaping through your roof. Insulation might not be the issue. Instead, it could be time for a replacement.
It’s Time for a Professional Opinion
If you’re seeing any of these signs, it’s time to take action. Don’t wait for a small problem to become a big, costly one.
If you’re in the greater Nashville area, we can help! At Southeastern Roofing Logistics, we offer a free, no-obligation inspection.
Our team of experts will assess the condition of your home and provide you with the best options moving forward.
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