In the previous post we talked about three ways your house will tell you it’s time for a roof replacement. If your roof is over 20 years-old, if you’re missing shingles, or if you’re seeing a decent amount of roofing granules then it’s probably time to consider a roof replacement. But these aren’t the only signs of an aging or damaged roof. Here are three more ways your roof will try to tell you that it needs to be replaced.
It’s important to regularly inspect your roofing. Between severe weather and regular heat, shingles can not only lose their granules but also start to change shape. Curling or buckling of shingles is an indicator of their age. This is when shingles no longer lie flat like when they’re first installed. There may be just sections that are most affected by curling or the whole roof may show signs of wear. Either way, it’s time to consider roof replacement.
When you think about a roof, you tend to just think about the shingles and not everything else that goes into a roof replacement. However, there are other components that help protect the vulnerable areas of your roof. This includes the areas around the chimney or other vents in your roof. Flashing is placed around these openings in order to resist moisture. Older flashing is made of tar or roofing cement. These substances wear out and need to be replaced with metal flashing to make sure your roof has a water-tight seal.
Daylight in the Attic
Not only do you have to check the exterior of the roof but you need to visually inspect the underside. Crawling up into the attic during the day will give you a good idea of how well your roof is holding up. Look for any moisture or strips of daylight. These can be indicators that it’s time to replace that roof.
Thinking about replacing your roof? Contact Falcon Exteriors for more information and a free cost evaluation on your roofing project.