Eventually, all roofs wear out and need to be replaced. It is important to get the full life expectancy out of your roof but you also don’t want to wait too long as you may end up with costly interior damage. We can help you get the timing right by assessing the condition of your roof and identifying early signs of roof failure.
Signs You May Need A New Roof
If your roof is in good shape overall, a spot repair makes perfect sense. But if there are signs that the roof is wearing out, or if it is more than 20 years old, replacing it may be a more practical choice. Inspecting the condition of your roof at least once a year will help you to maintain the longevity of your roof and help you to detect any issues. Early signs of trouble include:
- Discoloration from water on ceilings or walls
- Bubbling of paint on ceilings or walls
- Peeling paint on the underside of roof overhangs
- Damp spots around fireplaces
- Missing pieces of your roof such as shingles or tiles
- Cracked caulk or holes on flashing
- Buckling, curling, or blistering shingles
- Worn areas around chimneys, pipes, and skylights
When considering a roof replacement there are other factors that may be beneficial to consider such as:
- Ventilation – Improper ventilation can reduce the life of a roof.
- Gutters – A gutter system should work as a side kick to your roofing system, diverting water away and allowing your roof to dry properly.
- Heating cables – If ice back up is causing you post-winter leaks, insulation, ice and water shield, and heating cables will help to alleviate this issue.
- Skylights – Skylights are mostly for interior aesthetics but can create an additional light source for the home.
Find Out What Is Right For You
If you suspect that you need a roof replacement, our roof inspectors and technicians are experts in residential roofing for all types of roofs. When you contact Reader Roofing you choose a time and date that works best for you. One of our roofing inspectors will meet with you to take measurements, photos, and answer any questions you may have. It’s important to us to take time to educate our customers so you can feel confident when making decisions about your roof.