We want to believe that the roof above our home will last for a lifetime. However, there comes a time when you should consider replacing it to keep your house warm, dry and safe.
Reputable roof repair Snellville contractors assert that here is how to tell if it is time to replace your home roof:
- Approaching End of Life
Each roofing material has a specific lifespan. For instance, asphalt shingle roofs last around 30 years, while wood shingles have a lifespan of maximum 25 years. Also, if you live in an older house (built in the ‘70s) chances are that the roof insulation is made of asbestos, a dangerous and now forbidden roofing material.
- Wind and Storm Damage
If you notice cracks and breaks in the roof on significant areas of the roof, then it has sustained severe damage from storms and wind. These cracks may appear small at the surface but they are an entry point for water into your home.
- Missing or Curling Shingles
If you have a few missing shingles on the roof, then you can fix that small problem area. However, if there are several such areas, then patchwork would be pointless and too expensive. Also, if you notice that the shingles are curling outwards, they have reached their end of life for some time. The best option is to replace the entire roof of your home