No one wants to think about replacing the roof on their home. It can be a costly endeavor no matter how essential it is. Some people don’t start to even think about it until they start to see signs of leaking water through their ceiling. It is important to note there are several signs that can be found much sooner than leaking water through the ceiling. Lifeline Home Inspections is here to share some of the signs that indicate your current roof is on its last leg and needs to be replaced.
Age of Roof
The first thing that should be considered when it comes to a roof is the age of it. Most homeowners can plan on their roof lasting anywhere between 20 and 25 years before needing to be replaced. There are, of course, circumstances that can make it so you have to replace your roof sooner like hail, but by in large, most people get at least 20 years out of their roof.
Your shingles should be lying flat on the roof’s surface. If you give your roof a closer look and notice that there are several that are starting to curl at the edges, it can be a bad sign. This is a common problem on the portion of your roof that gets the most direct, afternoon sunlight. If your roof isn’t very old and you are having this problem, you could be dealing with a defective product and need to get in contact with a roofing professional to explore warranty information.
Missing Shingles on Roof
Obviously, it is never good when you find that there is a shingle lying on the ground after is has blown off your roof. When shingles are missing, they leave that portion of your roof exposed and at risk of damage. Sometimes shingles can be replaced and others will require a complete roof replacement.
Shingle Spalling Granule Loss
The shingles on your roof are covered in granules. These granules are essential for your roof to get the protection it needs from the elements. If you have noticed that there are a great deal of granules in your gutter system or on the walking paths around your home, it could be time to replace your roof. When you have drone footage of your roof and see dark patches, it can also mean that those areas have lost a significant amount of granules.
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Are you dealing with an older roof that is showing signs that indicate it may be time to replace it? You can count on the experts at Lifeline Home Inspections to perform a aerial drone inspection to give you a definitive answer as to whether or not it is time to replace your roof. In addition to maintenance inspections, our buyers inspection can help you negotiate a new roof if needed when buying a home and our sellers inspection gives you the opportunity to make repairs before listing your home for sale. Call us today!