Like any other part of your home, your roof won’t last forever. When it starts showing signs of wear and tear or endures damage from a storm, your first question should be whether your roof can be repaired. In many cases, the answer is yes! But there are times when your roof will need to be completely replaced.
A full roof replacement can be a stressful undertaking, even though your roofing company is doing all the heavy lifting. But it could also be the best solution for your home if it means preserving its structure and protecting the people and belongings inside.
Could it be time to replace your roof? Here are six signs to look for.
1. Your roof is leaking.
The longer you let a leak go, the more damage it causes. A leaking roof is nothing to sit around and wait on. Depending on the size of the leak, you may be better off with a full roof replacement.
2. Your roof has multiple shingle issues.
Cracked, curled, or missing shingles aren’t always a sign of needing a roof replacement. Sometimes, shingles can be replaced individually. But when you have many shingle issues, a replacement might make more financial sense. Curled or cupped shingles leave the underside of your roof exposed and susceptible to water damage. It’s important to address these issues as soon as possible.
3. You can see cracks or breaks from the inside of your roof.
If you can see beams of light through the interior of your roof, there’s usually a crack or break in the roof. These can occur on either side of the roof. When this happens, it leaves you susceptible to moisture and water entering the home and causing a series of problems, from mold to leaks to rot. It’s essential to have any crack or break inspected, no matter the size. Determining the root cause can help us figure out the best path forward.
4. The roof is rotting.
Rotting occurs when leaks and moisture issues go unchecked. These cases usually cause for extensive construction to restore your roof’s integrity. Because of the work and costs involved, it’s usually a better value to move forward with a full roof replacement. Signs of roof rot include sagging, dripping, darkened beams, mold spots, and multiple damp places throughout the roof.
5. Your neighbors are getting new roofs.
Just because your neighbors are replacing their roofs doesn’t necessarily mean anything is wrong with yours. But in established neighborhoods where homes were built at roughly the same time, new roofs tend to come in waves. That’s because the roofs tend to age at roughly the same pace. They’re exposed to the same elements, the same storms, and are usually very close in age. If your neighbors are getting new roofs, it might mean that your own roof is nearing its end of life. Have a professional come take a look.
Choose the Best Roofing Company for Peace of Mind
Alabama Roofing Professionals has capacity to handle any size roofing job. We work directly with your insurance company to lower your out-of-pocket costs by finding the root cause of your roofing issues and justifying the need for a full replacement. Contact our team today to schedule a free inspection.