It’s a good idea to have your roof inspected from time to time. As part of a regular maintenance plan, these inspections can help you stay on top of repairs and avoid a leaky roof. Regularly inspecting your roof from the ground can also help you avoid problems. Here are the top indicators that it may be time to replace your roof.
Streaks that run down a roof are more than an eyesore; they are also an indication that the shingles need to be replaced. The dark streaks are evidence that the shingles are losing their protective granules. As the granules wash away, the roof loses its ability to shed water and protect your home.
Curled or Blistered Shingles
Use binoculars to take a closer look at your shingles for evidence of cracks, bubbles or curled edges. Shingles that are curled, cracking, breaking, or otherwise damaged are compromised structurally and should be handled immediately. Depending on the age of the roof and the extent of the damage, you will probably need to invest in a full roof restoration.
When water stains appear inside your home, you should plan on having a new roof installed. Roof leaks rarely line up perfectly with the water stains, so finding the actual leak can be next to impossible. Your best option is usually to have the asphalt roof replaced.
A few shingles that blow off in a storm can be replaced by experienced roofers. An abundance of missing shingles indicates that the roof is losing its valuable tar seal. Once this happens, you will probably have ongoing problems with the shingles coming off the roof. If your roof is missing more than 25 percent of its shingles, you should plan on replacing the entire roof.
Rotting Roof Deck
If possible, go in the attic to inspect the roof deck. Look for signs of rotting wood or mildew. If your roof deck has areas that are rotting through, you will have to invest in a roof replacement. You should also strongly consider replacing sections that are infected with mold.
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