Posted on January 17, 2019
Owning a home is no cake-walk - it requires a significant investment of time, money, and resources. As such, protecting that investment is often a priority of many homeowners. There are a few different ways to ensure your home lasts for a long time, but nothing is as important to your home's security as your roof. The lifespan of your roof depends on many factors - such as the material it's made out of, the various weather and environmental conditions your home has experienced, and the maintenance history of your roof.
Keeping your roof in good condition is important for any homeowner, but it can be difficult to know just when your roof needs to be replaced. If you see any of these signs, it may be time to schedule a roof replacement.
One of the main indicators that your roof should be replaced is the state of your shingles. If your shingles are beginning to curl, or the tabs are beginning to cup, they should be changed out. Additionally, if your shingles are cracked or split, they are not able to do their jobs as effectively, and should be switched out. While some roofing types could have individual shingles that can be replaced, if too many of them are damaged, it is probably time for your roof to be redone.
The biggest threat to your home's roof is water - water damage can be extremely detrimental to any roof's life. Water can seep into cracks and divots in a roof and can cause leaks to occur in your home's interior. This moisture can also cause the development of algae and/or moss on the roof tiles or shingles. Therefore, if you see any of this plant growth on your roofing tiles or shingles, it is probably an indication that your roof has water damage. A water-damaged roof is difficult to repair, and, more often than not, should be replaced.
How long your roof has been on your home is another significant factor that can determine if your roof needs to be replaced. Different roofing materials have different longevities and therefore will need to be redone at various times. Although the maintenance history and climate can alter this timeline a bit, understanding your roof's limits can give you a good guideline to start looking at your roof's status more closely. Furthermore, if you notice other houses in your neighborhood getting their roofs redone, you should probably consider taking a look at your roof as well.
If you have determined that it is time for your roof to be replaced, you should consider enlisting professional help. Having a great roof starts with having a great roof installation experience. You should enlist the help of a company that are roofing installation professionals who are accredited, licensed, and insured, and who offer a lifetime warranty for their work. We would be happy to take a look at your roof and to determine if a replacement really is the best step for you and your home. If you are ready to get started, or just want more information or a free estimate, please do not hesitate to contact us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (703) 828-7414 today!