A new roof is a considerable investment, but few items offer more crucial protection for your home. While you can repair some storm damage and more isolated areas of concern, eventually replacement is a necessity.
The question is: How do you know when it’s time for a new roof?
The average life span of a roof is between 20 and 25 years. If yours is within this range, you’ll likely need to replace sooner rather than later. If you live in a neighborhood developed approximately 20 years ago, you probably see new roofs going up around you. If that’s the case, it’s time to take a closer look at your roof.
Regardless of the age, there are other signs that it’s time to replace your roof:
- Curling or damaged shingles
Shingles should lie flat on your roof to securely protect your home. If your shingles curl up at the ends or crack and buckle, it’s more than unsightly — it’s a sign your roof needs replaced.
- Widespread loss of shingle granules
The granules that sit on top of your shingles help protect them from sun and weather damage. While those granules can come off at any time, when the loss is widespread, it can indicate old shingles that are ready for replacement.
- Interior signs of damage
If you notice a sagging ceiling or dark spots or streaks on your ceilings or walls, it can indicate water damage. If you have an attic, look for sagging or sunlight peeking through. All of these may mean it’s time for a roof replacement.
If you see any of the signs above, it’s time to talk to a professional about a new roof. While it may not be the most exciting purchase, this expenditure can offer monetary benefits. In many cases, a new roof adds resale value. Some of the newer shingles on the market promote increased energy efficiency for your home.
Let Henderson Handle Your Roofing Needs
Henderson Construction is the No. 1 shingle roofer in the area, achieving the highest certifications in the industry and offering the best warranties for both residential and commercial roofing.
We can take a look at your roof and let you know if it needs repair or replacement. We offer free quotes and convenient scheduling.
For more information, call us at 330.323.1500 or request a free quote.