How To Know When You Need A New Roof

April 23, 2020

How To Know When You Need A New Roof

A roof is not something that you may visit and inspect every day. You may be busy in your daily life and forget about it unless and until some bad signs start showing up. There are some signs that might warn you and tell you it’s time to get a new roof. It will be helpful for you to take timely action and replace your old roof with a new one before it’s too late. Some of these signs are discussed below.

Look for baldness of your roof

If you notice some missing patches in granules of your roof, it means that there is enough wear and tear going on. It is one of the most significant signs showing that you may need a new roof. If your roof has started to have bald patches, it means there is less or no time for you to delay the decision of getting a new roof.

There is a need to keep a check on the apparent state of your roof to make sure you do not waste precious time. Regular checkup and inspection of your roof can help you save the cost of a new roof, in cases where only some repairs are needed. It’s possible only if you look for these signs in a timely fashion.

Is your roof 20 years old or more?

Do you know how old the roof of your home is? If you know, do some counting and see whether your roof is 20 years old or not. Normally, most roof types are able to withstand a 20 years time period. If your roof has survived 20 years or more, it might be time to take a deeper look and conduct a thorough inspection of your roof.

There might not be any apparent signs but internally, your roof might have become weaker and fragile. It’s always better to get a new roof before the old one is completely torn out.

Are there any missing shingles?

If you have a roof that’s made of shingles, make sure there are no missing shingles. If you can see some of these missing, you need to get into the root cause of why shingles have been removed. Mostly it’s a sign that your roof has passed its expiry date, or some damage has been done as a result of a storm, maybe. There’s a need to make sure why the shingles are missing.

There might be some cracks in the shingles or these might have been curled or buckled. You need to look for these signs in your shingles and if there are these signs you might need a new roof sooner than later.

Watch out for shingle granules in your gutters

If you have ever seen some granules in your gutters and ignored them completely, you might have missed out on something important. These granules can be of your old and fragile shingles on your roof, pleading to you to replace an old roof with a new one. It is one of the most common signs that tell the homeowner that it’s time to get a new roof.

Is your roof leaking water?

Although there might be other reasons and factors resulting in water leakage, it might also be due to the fact that your roof is old now. There can be cracks and leakages in the roof due to the old age and fragility of your roof. It’s better to hire the services of professionals to get to the actual reason why water is leaking and to answer the question of whether you need a new roof or you just need repair work.

About Stahl Roof Systems

If you have noticed any sign discussed above or any other that’s raised your eyebrows, we are here to suggest what you need to do in the best interest of your house. Visit our website or call us at 780-851-5807.