Replacing your roof can be a cost homeowners do not like to think about, but not replacing your roof when it’s time can end up costing you more money in the long run. Do you know when it is time to get your roof replaced? Protect your most valuable asset and look for these key 7 signs.
Cracked or Curled Shingles – Shingles are not indestructible after many years they will start to curl and crack with age. Curling shingles are also caused by improper installation, inadequate attic ventilation, or by a defective product.
Missing Granules – Missing granules are caused by heavy storms and wear overtime. It does not necessarily mean you have to replace your roof right away however, if you notice a lot of missing granules or if you see granules collecting in your gutters it may be time to replace your roof.
Your Roof is Leaking – After a bad storm examine your attic, chimneys, skylights, and plumbing vents for water. If water is found then you likely have a leak. Fixing a leak or fully replacing your roof sooner rather then later is important. Leaks can cause costly damage and ruin the foundation of your home. Save money and take care of leaks promptly.
Stains on the Interior Ceilings – This happens when your roof/attic is not doing its job of proper ventilation or has been leaking. Causing algae stains, black rings, soaked insulation, and mold. No one wants mold in their home or nasty spots it’s not good for your health and can be tough to remove. Pay attention to early signs and invest in ridge vents to help your home ventilate properly.
You Find Shingles on the Ground – If you find shingles on the ground or missing spots your home is now more susceptible to damage and leaks. Open spots will allow moisture to infiltrate and potentially enter your attic or rot your roof deck so, it’s important that all shingles stay in place to give your home the protection it needs.
Shingles have dark stains or algae – This can age your shingles at a faster rate shortening your roofs life span and are an eye sore. It can be cleaned but if you wait to long it will continue to spread and will compromise the integrity of your shingles.
Roof is 20 years old or older – The typical life of a roof lasts for about 20-25 years. After that time it’s good to add installing a new roof to your to-do list. It is better for your home to get a replacement sooner than later.
If you see any of these key signs then it’s time to start thinking about getting a roof replacement! A GAF Timberline HD Roofing System has multiple components that help give your home the ultimate protection it deserves at a fair price. Check out our blog to learn about the different components and how a GAF Roof is a beneficial investment for your replacement. Think it is time to replace your roof? Give Care Free Homes a call or contact us online! We offer free quotes, financing options, and are Master Elite Roofing Contractors 508-997-1111.