Roofs are subject to a lot of various elements; from weather conditions, beating sun, water, mildew, algae, and mold damage, and even blunt force if a tree or limb falls on the roof in addition to birds and other wildlife destroying the roofing system with their daily habits and behaviors. Depending on the quality of your roof, if you invest in routinely scheduled maintenance, and the roof is properly cared for, the roof’s lifespan can extend 10-20 years. With the natural decay of roofs, they will need to be replaced eventually. Replacing the roof when it is at the end of its life is essential, as delaying it can cause serious problems that impact the structure of your home. If you are able to recognize the signs in advance, you can take the proper steps and preparations for investing in a professionally replaced roof within your budget. Today, we at Montgomery Roofing would like to share some of the most common signs your rooftop is in need of replacing.
Warning Signs You Need a New Roof
Signs that point to a roof replacement include the following listed below.
Damaged or Missing Roof Shingles: Where damaged or missing shingles can be replaced individually, if many of them are showing signs of wear, it points that there are – Underlying decaying and should be replaced. Look for the following shingle damage:
– Shingles that have curled edges or the tabs are cupped.
– Balding spots; from where the granules have worn away.
– Cracks or tears.
– Age of the shingles.
The age of the shingles can have a dramatic impact of the overall health of the roof. Roofs that are about 20 years where the shingles are the original primarily, though they may seem durable, there are circumstances that can accelerate the aging effects of your shingles. Improper ventilation is one of the major examples. Not only does the roof lack efficiency, but the curb appeal drops significantly, making it look old and worn.
Aging Roof: Noticing neighbors getting roof replacement indicates your roof is nearing the end. Homes built around the same time experience the same weather conditions and other influences and if other neighbors are investing in a new roof, it is a good opportunity to start planning on a roof replacement. Airborne algae and over exposure to pollution can leave dark streaks on the roof. Where this isn’t necessarily a detriment to the shingles, it is a tell-tale sign of the age and it hampers the aesthetics.
Moss, Mildew & Mold on Roof: Depending on the climate you live in and the surrounding circumstances, your roof can be a breeding ground for moss, mildew, mold, and other microorganisms that can cause the granules to dissipate, as well as deteriorate the raw materials it is spreading on. In many instances, homeowners will invest in washing the roof, whether professionally or as a DYI and where you can remove the surface growth, the spores are still viable in the shingles and will eventually grow again. A replacement is your better investment.
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When it comes time to replace the roof, not only can you find many options that improves the curb appeal, but with energy-efficiency and other such features, you can eventually see a return on replacing your roof with upgrades. Call Montgomery Roofing today to replace your home’s roof!