Reasons for Roof Replacement
Long before your roof fails, you’ll start to notice telltale signs that it needs to be replaced. Leaks in the ceiling or walls inside your home, which show up as brown spots, shingles that are missing, curled, or buckled, an excess of asphalt granules sloughing off shingles, algae growth and streaking, moisture and mold in the attic, ice dams near the eaves and sagging spots all indicate that your roof may need to be replaced.
Roof Over 15 Years Old
Asphalt roofs have a usable life of approximately 15 to 20 years. If the previous owners installed the roof, make sure you know the roof’s age so you can start looking for telltale signs of wear.
Missing shingles and flashing around areas like chimneys leave the inside of your home exposed to the elements. Many homeowners don’t realize that even one or two missing shingles can leave your home exposed to many different problems.
Hail or Storm Damage
Storm damage, especially hail damage, can cause you to need a roof replacement before you had originally anticipated. It’s essential to have a reliable company install a new roof when storm damage occurs.
Moisture in the Attic
Good roofing isn’t only about roofing contractors installing a quality product. Just like the living area of your home, your attic and proper ventilation allow air to flow freely in order to better maintain indoor temperatures.