Our roof ensures that we are safe in our home, so it’s important that it’s in good condition. It’s inevitable that we will eventually have to replace our roofs, but how do we know for sure it’s time? Below are four warning signs that it’s time for a roof replacement.
The Age Of Your Roof
Usually, a roof will last you for 20 to 25 years. It could look like it’s in great shape, but eventually, you will have to replace it.
The Shingles Are Curling
There are two types of cupping on a roof. The first is cupping, where the edges turn upward. The second is clawing, where the middle of the shingle is raising up. If your shingles have these characteristics, it’s time for a roof replacement.
Shingles Are Missing Or Decaying
If you have a whole area of your roof with missing shingles, you should call a roofer immediately. Also, if the shingles on your roof look like they are rotten or cracked, you are in need of a roof replacement.
The Chimney Flashing Is Damaged
Your flashing is a layer of material which can consist of metal and tar. It acts as a barrier to prevent water from breaking through the roof. If you have tar then it should be replaced with a water tight material. If the metal material is rusted, you need to replace it.