Whether your roof is at the end of its life cycle or has suffered a failure, replacing it without delay is beneficial to avoiding unwanted disaster. An impaired roof can cause damage to your home and create a health hazard. Here are some telltale signs you are in need of a new roof.
- It is Past its Life Span
Every roof has a replacement age. Your home improvement records will show the last time the roof was replaced or reshingled, and you can calculate when it’s due for its next replacement. A typical asphalt roof is estimated to last between 20 and 25 years, according to the experts. It’s also important to consider whether or not the roof was installed over a layer of shingles, which could reduce the life of your roof, from 25 to 20 years.
- Shingles are Curling and Buckling
Shingles curl in two ways: 1. Cupping-the edges of the shingles turn upward; and 2. Clawing- the edges remain flat, and the middle begins to come up. According to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, buckling is when the shingles are not laying flat due to the wrinkling of the roofing underlayment. Pay attention to the slopes of your home, areas that are hit with direct sunlight, where curling, buckling, and granule loss are typically evident.
- Roof Valley Problems
Roof valleys are troublesome spots and are affected by weather conditions, such as rain and snow. These conditions can wear the underlayment and cause cross wash, which can compromise your roof and make it susceptible to leaks. You may find your roof shingles falling apart, or missing in the valleys, which is a clear sign that you need a new roof.
- Entire Roof Sagging
Sagging roof is a frightening indicator that your roof has serious problems. It is revealed that there are some structural issues with your roof. There could be problems with the decking in the attic, or with the supports in the foundation caused by long-term water damage. You need a replacement if your roof is critically saggy or droopy.
If you notice any of these signs, chances are, you need a new roof. Be sure to consult the professionals at Berglund Homes to tackle these problems. We provide efficient, hassle-free service and outstanding experience from start to finish.