Posted on: 25 June 2020
Many people think about roof replacement when their roofs start leaking. It's advisable to replace your roof if it's over 20 years old. If you're unsure when your roof was installed and don't know what else to look for when considering a roof replacement, here are some signs to watch out for.
Buckling and Curling Shingles
Shingles that are buckling or curling are tell-tale signs that you need to replace your roof. First, examine the roof of your home and determine whether the shingles are curling. Consult a professional roofer if you're not sure about the condition of your shingles to determine whether you need to replace your roof. It's also possible that you may only need to replace the shingles in a small portion of your roof to repair any damage.
You also need to inspect your gutters to see if they're filled with shingle granules. Roofs lose more granules when they're worn out.
Water Damage and Moss Growth
If you notice damp patches in the floors of your home, these are signs of water damage. Mildew and watermarks are also signs of water damage. The most insignificant watermarks and mould mean that water is leaking from your roof or that there are holes or cracks in your roof. A roof replacement could help prevent huge losses due to water damage.
You should also check the outside of your roof for moss. If moss or mould has developed on the outside of your roof, the tiles or shingles will be separated. This leaves a space that allows water to leak into your house. Look for shingles that have signs of mildew, moss, or rotting. These problems allow bacteria and fungi to grow, which further damage your roof. If this is the case, you should replace your roof.
Increase Your Home's Resale Value
Another reason you should consider a roof replacement is to increase your home's resale value. A new roof will improve your home's aesthetics. You can change the roofing materials or the colour of your roof to make it look more appealing to buyers.
You can also take advantage of new roofing technology. For example, you can go for shingled roofs that reflect solar heat from your house, thus reducing your cooling costs. A new roof has the effect of attracting more buyers, which will help you sell your home faster. A quick sale will reduce the money you have to pay for marketing campaigns and real estate agents.
Contact a roofing company in your area to learn more.Share