A great roof is a roof that you can forget about. Unlike a fancy car or a nice watch, the better your roof is, the less you’ll likely think about it. Unfortunately, a bad roof can give you a headache after headache. It’s difficult to know what problems mean you need a simple fix or a full replacement. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the signs that a full roof replacement may be needed.
Age Of Roof
If your roof is over 2o years old, it may be time for extensive repairs or perhaps even a full replacement. Shingles, ventilation, layering, and other aspects of your roof may deteriorate over time, which can reduce the efficiency and protection your roof provides.
Worn, Cracked Look
Sometimes the eye test is enough to determine if you need to get a full replacement. A worn, dilapidated look may be indicative of more serious problems underneath. Pay close attention to how your roof looks as a whole, especially for dents or other anomalies.
Curled, Cupped or Cracked Shingles
Shingles are a great indicator of your roof’s health. Shingles on older or unkept roofs have a tendency to curl on the edges or “cup,” which can compromise the roofing underneath. Cracks may form in different types of shingles as well, due to factors like hail. While some wear is expected, a large amount of wear could be a sign that your roof needs replacing.
Light Shining Through, Stains, Or Streaks
One of the best ways to assess a roof is from underneath the roof itself. If you can spot any holes, streaks, or rays of sunshine coming through the roof itself, then it might be time to consider a roof replacement. Noticing any of this may mean you have a serious issue with your roof. Ignoring these signs will only mean your roof will get worse over time, so it’s best to address your roofing issues as soon as possible.
Everyone in Your Neighborhood Is Replacing Their Roofs
Neighborhood homes are typically built within a few years of each other. That means that if most of your neighborhood is getting serious roofing services done, your roof may be in need of repair or replacement as well.
Trust Smith & Ramirez For Your Roofing Needs
If you’ve noticed issues with your roof or aren’t sure if you need a replacement, Smith & Ramirez Roofing can inspect your roof. From there, we’ll assess the damage and give you the best rates on your repair or replacement. For quality roofing, contact us today!