Ways to tell if you need a new roof:September 11, 2019
Your roof is one of the most important structures in your home but it’s often one of the most forgotten structures for many homeowners. Until a homeowner starts to see the signs of a leaking roof or a major sign of disrepair, roof repairs are often ignored. Here are some of the top signs that it could be time for you to get a new roof:
The age of your roofing materials:
Your roofing system and the age of the materials on your roof can often be an indicator that it’s a good time for replacement. A roof typically needs to be replaced at least once every 15 years. It’s often recommended that you get a roofing inspection after your roofing materials the past 12 years in age. If you’ve noticed that your neighbors are starting to replace their shingle roofs, you might want to get an inspection on your own roof as well.
Check gutter systems:
If your gutters are starting to fill up with debris there’s a good chance that you may need roofing materials. If your gutters are not draining properly this can lead to buildup across your roof. Shingles can often lose granules and this can continue to clog gutters until the problem is fixed.
Rot on your roof:
One of the main reasons that people commonly experience roof leaks comes from water damage or rot. If you have experienced a large degree of rot on your roof, the overall integrity of your roof can be compromised as well. Replacing any rot or leaking systems on your roof is crucial to preventing major damage in the future.
Keep some of these top ideas in mind if you are looking for ways that you can inspect your roof and know when it’s time to handle replacements.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, a roofing company in Pinellas County. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for Residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.