When it comes to the roof over your head, do not take any chances. A sturdy roof will protect all individuals that reside inside the house, giving you and your family peace of mind. If you’ve noticed signs of wear and tear on your roof, it may be time to get it replaced. In many cases, there are visible clues that signal you need a new roof, but sometimes roof damage can sneak up on you with no previous warning. If you suspect that your roof is damaged, it’s important to reach out to a professional roof installation company as soon as possible. In this blog, we’ll go over 4 signs your roof needs to be replaced.
1. Visible Leaks
When one thinks of roof damage, the first thing that comes to mind is leaks! Visible leaks are one of the easiest (and worst) signs that you need to replace your roof. Roof leaks occur for many different reasons, from worn-out materials to damaged shingles; there are many ways for water to seep through your roof and into your home. If possible, replacing your roof before leaks start to take place is the smartest idea. Repairing the damage done to your home by leaks is an involved process that could get pretty expensive if the damage is significant. We would recommend getting on your roof from time to time and giving it a thorough inspection. If there are signs of wear and tear, it’s best to replace your roof early on before water starts to enter your home.
2. You Don’t Remember the Last Time Your Roof Was Replaced
If you don’t remember when was the last time your roof was replaced, it may be time for a replacement. The life expectancy of asphalt shingle roofs is around 20 years. If you believe your roof is nearly reaching that age, it’s time to start preparing for a replacement. Like all things, roofs have an expiration date, and replacing them before major damage takes place is always the best route.
3. You See Exterior Damage
Even if your roof isn’t too old, it’s important that you conduct frequent visual inspections from time to time. The exterior damage of asphalt shingle roofs can look like:
- Curled shingles
- Buckling shingles
- Missing shingles
- Warped shingles
As you observe your roof, we recommend paying close attention to the areas that are most prone to damage, such as:
- Slopes of your roof that receive direct sunlight
- Areas where your roof slopes meet together
If you spot damage on certain areas of your roof, it may later become susceptible to leaking.
4. Your Roof is Sagging
Another major sign that your roof needs to be immediately replaced is when you notice that your roof is sagging. Droopy or sagging spots are indicative that the support structure of your roof has weakened from moisture and needs to be replaced ASAP. If you notice that your roof feels spongy like a trampoline when you walk on it, get down immediately and contact a roofing professional. Your roof is not structurally safe and poses a threat to you and your family.
Replace Your Roof with Elor Energy
If you’ve gone through the list and encountered a problem your roof has, it’s time to get started with your roof replacement project! At Elor Energy, we can come over to inspect your roof to properly determine whether a roof replacement is really necessary. If so, our team is more than happy to help! Give us a call at (858) 683-6443 or click here to get in contact today!