Replacing a roof before it costs thousands in damage can save on stress and help you to manage your budget. But replacing a roof when it is not necessary is a waste of money and time.
We’ve outlined how you’ll know it’s time to replace your roof.
Explore the Attic
It’s a good idea to start your investigation into the state of the roof by looking in the attic or the area directly below the roof. You’re not just looking for leaks. Look for anywhere that light is coming through, or for staining or streaking that can indicate the roof has been breached.
Look at Warranties and Past Roof Maintenance
Look at all the receipts, warranties, and products used to build your roof, and take note of when things were last fixed or installed. Depending on the materials used, a roof should last for anywhere from 15 to 25 years, so it is important to know what was used for your roof and when it was installed.
Check the Roof
Look for loose, broken, buckling, or cracked shingles. If any shingles are not lying flat, it is time for repairs. If this is a consistent problem across the roof, it’s time for a roof replacement.
Examine the Flashing
Roofing materials around chimneys and vents can become cracked over time, so double check to ensure there is no way for water or bugs to enter the home at these points in the roof.
Look for Rot
While you’re checking shingles and flashing, look for any saggy areas or trapped moisture. Rot can begin to wear away at all roofing materials and indicate a need for roof replacement.
How Often Does a Roof Need to Be Replaced?
Depending on the materials used for the roof and any damage sustained due to accident or weather, a roof may need to be replaced every 15 to 20 years.
If you would like your roof to be inspected to determine whether replacement is needed, contact us at Four Seasons Roofing today.