A desire to put a roof over your head is a fundamental part of human nature. A roof will protect you from the heat, snow, rain, wind. Whatever the element may be, it’s got you covered. So making sure that you are good to your roof throughout its lifetime is crucial, by keeping it properly maintained, free from leaks and having it inspected every so often. But you’ll also want to be aware of some of the warning signs alerting you to replace your roof.
Warning Signs That It's Time to Repair or Replace Your Roof
A lot of the time, people don’t realize they need a new roof until they see a leak coming through their ceiling. However, waiting this long to get your roof repaired or to replace it if necessary, can cost you a lot more money in damages. Paying attention to some of the other signs that your roof is about to go, can save you time, money and sanity in the long-run.
Key signs that your roof needs replacement include:
- Your Roof is 20+ Years Old - The age of your roof is going to be the most obvious sign that you need to replace it. Most roof experts agree that the typical lifespan for a roof is between 20 and 25 years. This can fluctuate depending on where you live, what the weather is like, and what kind of damage it has sustained throughout its lifetime. Another factor that might affect the lifespan of your roof is whether or not you have an existing layer of shingles on your roof that has been roofed over more than once. In most cases, roofing over existing shingles will cause a bigger headache and cost you more money in the future, than if you were to pay for an entirely new roof right now.
- Sponge-like Structure- Next, you’ll want to make sure that the overall structure of the roof is still intact. The first sign you might notice that the structure of your roof is at its end is if it feels spongelike or bouncy when you walk on it. This means the boards have taken on too much moisture which subsequently weakens the boards. If you do notice this, the next thing you’ll want to do is go up to your attic space and check your roof boards. If you can see any daylight seeping through the boards, then call your local roofing company so they can determine what the best course of action will be.
- Missing/Loose Shingles - Finally, you’ll want to examine the condition of the shingles regularly. If you notice that there are missing shingles, you see damaged shingles or curled edges then you should call a professional to your house for them to examine the extent of the damage.
All of these issues make your roof more susceptible to water leaks and further damage to the rest of your home. Additionally, if you notice that there are some bald spots on your roof or you see an abundance of granules in your rain gutters, this could also leave your roof more vulnerable.
Why Count on Duck Back Roofing & Exteriors
If you notice any of these signs when you’re checking out your roof, then don’t hesitate to call us at Duck Back Roofing & Exteriors, we will come out to your house and check out your roof problems. We can give you advice on whether your roof needs a simple repair or whether it would be in your best interest to replace the roof entirely. With over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry we will know how to handle all of your roofing problems!
Call us today at (770) 334-9814 or contact us online to schedule a roof repair or replacement service in Fayette, Cowetta, or Spalding Counties!