The roof of your home is arguably one of its most important parts. It works hard keeping out rain, snow, wind, and more – when it’s in its prime. If your roof needs to be replaced, however, it could be exposing you or your home to external dangers, as well as additional structural damage. Here are four major signs your roof needs to be replaced:
1. Missing Shingles
When you take a look at your roof, one of the most glaring issues to spot is missing shingles. Having gaps like this in your roofing can allow moisture to collect and can become a serious issue. After moisture pools beneath other shingles, mildew can set in and leaks can drip right through into your home. Missing shingles should be replaced as quickly as possible, and roofs with multiple missing shingles should be checked for underlying damage and potential replacement.
2. Your Roof is Over 20 Years Old
A standard roof will typically only last for about 20 to 30 years. Unfortunately, even if immaculate care goes into maintaining a roof, it will show wear over time. Weather is brutal, and if it’s been at least 20 years since you’ve last had your roof replaced, it might be time for a new one.
3. Curling and Buckling Shingles
Aside from outright missing shingles, search for shingles curling or buckling on your roof. If you see shingle damage, a professional needs to take a look. Even these gaps in your roof can leave you vulnerable. Rain will still pool and seep into the layers of your roofing, damaging each layer beneath until it eventually leaks into your home.
4. Noticeable Water Damage
Even seemingly cosmetic issues can be subtle clues about the condition of your roof. Wallpaper or paint bubbling on your ceiling or walls, may be an indicator that your roof needs to be replaced. In these cases, contact a specialist who will be able to tell you the source of the burgeoning water damage – whether it’s your roof, siding, or gutters.
These are some common and serious signs your roof needs to be replaced. If you need more information about roof repair and replacement, give us a call at 717-399-4708 or contact us at Zephyr Thomas!