When you own a home, there are certain home repair projects that are all but inevitable if you live in it long enough. For example, you likely know that you’ll have to replace your HVAC system eventually and you might have to replace your siding as well. Of course, getting a new roof is part of long-term homeownership as well.
So, how do you know when it’s time to schedule a roof replacement? The experts at Carolina Exteriors is here to help you. Below, we’ve outlined the most common signs that you need a new roof so you can prepare for when the time comes.
1. Your Roof Is Getting Older
Unfortunately, time isn’t kind to your roof. Even if things visually look ok, if your asphalt roof is more than 20-25 years old, you’ll probably need to start planning for a replacement. If you continue to put it off, there’s a chance that more serious issues will develop and you’ll need a more extensive (and costly) replacement down the road.
Keep in mind how long ago you replaced your current roof and when you will need to get it replaced again.
2. You Notice Signs of Damage
If you take a look at your roof from the ground, keep your eyes peeled for signs of damage. If you notice any of the following, it could be time to schedule your roof replacement:
- Granules are missing or sitting in your gutters
- There is discoloration around the vents
- Shingles are damaged, curled, cracked, loose, or missing
- Moss or algae is growing on your roof
At the first sign of any of these issues, call your roofing experts at Carolina Exteriors to schedule an inspection.
3. You See Visible Leaks and Water Damage
The next time it rains, pay attention to see if you notice any stains in the ceiling. Most often, leaks can be repaired, but never wait for leaks to damage the interior of your home, the age of your roof will always dictate the need for a complete roof replacement system. and don’t settle for new roof shingles over an inferior water infiltration barrier. do it once, do it right and choose a roof contractor that provides a total protection roofing system. Protect your home, memories, photos, and personal belongings and choose a manufacturer that guarantees your new roof will protect your home.
Along those same lines, if you notice water damage inside your home, it could be a sign that your roof shingles are at the end of their life cycle. Keep an eye out for interior water damage in the form of stains, water spots, or streaks at the tops of your walls, ceilings and in your attic.
4. Your Roofline Is Sagging
Finally, pay attention to your roofline. A healthy one should be straight with no dipping or curving. A sagging roofline, on the other hand, could be due heavy water saturation with your roof shingles.
This is most likely a tell tale sign you should plan to replace your roof before the issue gets more serious. When your roof needs to be replaced, we recommend high quality asphalt shingle roofing in the Raleigh-Durham area.
Do You Need a New Roof? Carolina Exteriors Can Help
Now that you know what to look for, we recommend scheduling a roof inspection to see if you have any damage or warning signs that your roof is failing. When you hire the Carolina Exteriors team, we can evaluate the state of your roof and let you know if repairs are sufficient or if you need a new roof.
Not only can Carolina Exteriors build you a new roof, but they are a top siding company in Raleigh, NC.
To schedule your consultation, contact our team today.