Did you know that your roof can tell you when it needs to be replaced? Don’t worry, your roof isn’t going to start a conversation with you. However, it can give you clear signs that it’s run it’s course.
Many people see these signs and think that roof maintenance or repair is the answer. While a repair may be a temporary solution, when the roof is done, it’s done. Of course, a roof specialist can point this out to you, but if you want to be able to determine this on your own, look for the five signs below.
1. The roof type has run it’s suggest life span
Even if you’ve taken excellent care of your roof, the lifespan of your roof depends on the materials the roof is made from. The most common material, asphalt shingles, you can get from 20 to 28 years out of it. If you have a standing seam metal roof, you may be able to get 50 years out of it.
2. The roof sags
A sagging roof is a clear indicator that your roof is done. You can’t “un-sag” a roof. Leaving a roof like this leaves you at risk of a roof collapse. It’s important to get this taken care of immediately to avoid any other damages or injuries.
3. You see heavy signs of water damage in your attic
If you see a lot of leaks and/or flooding, a simple repair isn’t going to cut it. Lots of leaks mean that your roof is compromised. There is no point in mending every single leak because your roof is simply going to continue to deteriorate. At this point, it’s time for a new roof.
4. There are a lot of damaged shingles on your roof
Shingles are essentially the protective layer of your roof. Individual shingles can be replaced, but if you have a lot of damaged shingles, there is a good chance that the layers underneath the shingles have been damaged. A professional can tell you more, but more than likely you’ll have to opt for a roof replacement.
5. You’re constantly repairing your roof
A single repair is certainly cheaper than replacing a whole roof. However, when you’re constantly doing repairs, you’ll end up wasting money and time as this will quickly equal or surpass the cost of a new roof. If your roof constantly has problems, it’s trying to tell you that it’s reached its lifespan. Save yourself some money and frustration in the long run and get your roof replaced.