When Is It Time To Replace?

How to know when it is time to replace your roof.

Many of us don’t check our roofs on a regular basis. This is expected as we are too busy going about our daily activities. There are some people that get to check their roofs occasionally. Truth be told, checking your roof often has its own benefits. It helps you detect certain repairs and also keeps your roof in good shape in case you eventually decide to sell the house. No matter how strong your roof is, it can’t last forever which brings us to the issue of knowing when it is time to replace your roof. There are different things to look out for and they include looking both on the inside of the house and outside.

When looking on the inside, check for the following things; places where the roof deck is sagging, signs of water damage and leaking, dark spots and trails and outside light showing through the roof. After the inside check, go to the exterior and check for the following; missing shingles, blistering, curling, rotting and presence of mold and algae (they always appear as darkish or greenish stains). Some others signs to look out for are; loose materials on the roof around chimneys and vents, check your gutter for large amounts of shingles which is a sign of advanced wear. Also, the roofing material is also important as the quality will determine how long it should last. If you decide to change roof, keep the weather in your location in mind when choosing roofing materials.