When do you need to replace the roof of your home?

July 20, 2023 | Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Most homeowners make the mistake of thinking that the roofs of their homes will last forever. This is a mistaken idea because the roof of your home is exposed to every element of nature like heat, wind, snow, and rain. Moreover, your roof suffers extensive wear and tear every winter when there is snowfall. You must check the roof of your home from time to time for damage and leakage, which will let you know whether you need to replace your roof. It is a good idea to get your roof inspected by expert roofers regularly, so that you get to know the condition of the roof of your home.

Indication that will tell you to replace the roof

Some of the indications that will tell you that the roof of your home needs to be replaced have been discussed below:

The shingles of the roof are damaged.

One of the most common indications that will let you know that your home’s roof needs to be replaced is that the shingles of the roof are cupped or damaged. If you observe the shingled installed on the roof, you will find that these appear to be worn out over time. This is normal as these will lose the original sheen with exposure to heath, light, wind, and snow. However, if you observe the curling and cupping of the shingles, this indicates that the roof is damaged and needs to be repaired. However, if you observe that numerous shingles have been damaged, especially ones near the top edge of the roof, you will need to replace the entire roof. Shingles installed on the roof’s middle and top edge do not get damaged easily as the shingles protect them beneath them. But when these shingles start getting damaged and observe clear signs of curling and breakage, you need to replace the entire roof. You could get the roof evaluated by an expert roofer to understand your roof’s exact condition and then start planning a roof replacement schedule.

The roof has bald spots, and the shingles are cracked.

Leakage is undoubtedly a clear indication that you need to replace the roof of your home. Many homeowners believe that when leakage occurs, all they need to do is carry out routine repairs. However, this can only handle or manage the problem for the time being. This is not a permanent solution. The usual cause of leakage is the occurrence of bald spots caused due to missing shingles or if the shingles are cracked. If you find that bald spots or the cracked shingles are somewhere near the middle or the top of the roof, then you cannot manage the issue by replacing the shingle. Expert roofers mention that these problems arise due to extensive damage caused to the roof by exposure to natural elements.

Moreover, while changing a few shingles in the middle of the rood, the other shingles can get inadvertently damaged. Hence, the better solution would be to opt for a more permanent solution, which would be to replace the roof. This would also protect the ceiling and the entire structure of your home. Roofers mention that proper maintenance of the roof is necessary to ensure the longevity of your home.

Check the age of the roof and see if it is old enough to be replaced.

As mentioned earlier, the roof of your home suffers maximum damage due to exposure to heat, light, and snow. Thus, over time you will see signs of damage on the roof of your home. Expert roofers will tell you that usually, a roof needs to be replaced after twenty years. When you purchase a house, you must check the structural details and determine precisely when the house was constructed. It is also essential to check if the roof has been replaced recently, then you will not need to replace it. However, if the roof is old and if the house is over twenty years old, then you will need to replace the roof. You must replace the roof even if externally it appears to be in good condition. If evaluated carefully, you will find numerous damaged shingles, and the best solution would be to replace the entire roof.

Dark streaks appear on the roof.

The appearance of dark streaks on the roof is an indication that an entire section of shingles on the roof is damaged. If you try to replace the section of the damaged shingles, it will not be sufficient. You will find that the damage will be increasing with time. In such a scenario, the best solution would be to replace the roof of your home completely. Sometimes the dark streaks also indicate airborne algae have damaged the shingles of your roof. The algae infestation usually spreads throughout the roof, even if it is not visible. Thus, the best solution in such a condition would be to replace the entire roof. Similarly, if you see a moss infestation of the roof then too you will need to replace the entire roof and you cannot just replace a few shingles.

Replacing a roof might seem to be a complex task but one that is not impossible. If you feel that it will take a long time to replace the roof, all you need to do is get in touch with expert roofers and create a schedule that suits your requirements. If you live near or in Edmonton, Beaumont, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and Leduc and you think that the roof of your home needs to be replaced, then get in touch with us at Best Top Roofing by giving a call on 780-710-9990. Our expert roofers will give you a detailed analysis of your roof’s condition and the roofing solution that you require. You can also check out the services we provide by visiting our company’s website: Besttoproofing.ca. So if you feel that you need to get the roof of your home evaluated or you need any roofing solution, then give us a call right away.

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