When Should I Replace My Roof?
Roof replacement is a major expense, so knowing what to look for is the first step in determining whether it's time for a new one. Telltale signs inside your home, like moisture and mold in the attic or interior leaks that show up as brown spots on the ceiling and walls, are the first signs. Other indicators include missing, curled, or buckled shingles, an excess of asphalt granules coming off the shingles, unwanted algae growth, streaking on the roof surface, ice dams in winter, and sagging areas all indicate that a new roof is imminent. If you see any of these problems, call Victory at so our expert roofers can visit your home for a free roofing inspection.
Current Roof is 15+ Years Old
Most asphalt roofs can last up to 20 years, but you don't want to wait until they start leaking before replacing them. When buying a house, ask when the owners installed the roof so you can begin thorough inspections when it's about 15 years old.
Shingles Are Torn or Missing
Shingles are the top layer protecting your home from the elements. When they are torn or missing, or when flashing around areas like the chimney is torn, they can leave your home exposed to moisture that will create many different problems.
Recent Hail or Storm Damage
Sometimes, you need to replace your roof earlier than expected. Storm damage from high winds or large hail can necessitate early replacement, so finding a reliable roofing company to inspect your roof is essential to keeping it sound and your home safe.
Leaks or Attic Moisture
A sound roof is much more than selling and installing a quality product. Your roofing system needs proper ventilation in the attic underneath it to allow adequate airflow to maintain indoor temperatures better and prevent mold growth and rotting of the decking underneath the shingles.