4 Signs that It’s Time for a New Roof

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Owning a custom home is all about pride of ownership. You worked hard to have it built exactly as you wanted. You chose paint colors, shopped for the appliances, met with the cabinet makers and flooring specialists, and then selected the precise exterior finish you wanted. Maintaining your dream home is essential to keeping it fresh and up to your standards. And that includes the roof!

4 Signs That You Might Need A Roof Replacement

There are a few things to consider before deciding it’s time to replace your roof, such as the age of your home. A licensed and bonded roofing company can provide an accurate assessment of the condition of your roof and provide any recommendations that may come from the inspection.

So, here are four signs that you might need a new roof.

The age of your home

Whether you’ve lived in your home for 5 years or 15, it’s important to consider the age of your home. If you’re living in an older home, make sure you check when the roof was last replaced or repaired. In some instances, older homes roofs could be made with materials that aren’t necessarily used today.

If this is the case, you might need to have your roof checked for issues with the shingles or beams. Worst case scenario is you might have holes or cracks in the roof, in which case, you’ll likely need to repair or replace your roof.

You could also check with your neighbors whether any of them have replaced their roofs in recent years. If they have, it might be time to replace yours, particularly if it’s an older neighborhood. If it’s a newer development, check anyway. The previous owners may or may not have done any repairs to the home.

Cracks or breaks

It’s important to check for cracks or breaks. However, it’s just as important to check the inside of the roof. You might notice issues from the inside that you can’t see from the outside.

Cracks and breaks can result in leaks during the rainy season so it’s crucial to get these repaired or replace your roof to prevent damage from occurring to the interior of your home.

If you do come across issues with your roof, it’s important to consult with a professional who can assist you. It’s not a particularly good idea to try to fix it yourself as it might not fix the problem for the long run.

A rotting or broken roof

This may seem like a very obvious point, but if there are any broken areas, or if you notice some mossy areas, your roof may be rotten and in need of some TLC.

A rotting roof is a pretty bad problem. In addition to a damp areas being unsightly, it’s also hazardous due to the spread of mold which can lead to health problems, if it’s allowed to spread.

If the rotting or damp areas can be seen on the sheeting in the attic or crawl space, you might be able have the area repaired and the moisture on the sheeting dried by a professional company like Servpro. But, if the rotten areas are large, then it could be time for a replacement.

The flashing is damaged

Flashing is a thin sheet of material, usually some sort of galvanized steel that directs water away from certain areas on the roof. Damaged flashing can lead to leaks and water damage.

So, check your flashing for spots that are lifted up or damaged in any way. This will definitely need to be repaired.

If you’re not sure where to check, flashing is usually installed around chimneys, vents, or even skylights (if your home has them). So, make sure you check those areas for any signs of aging or damage.

Final Thoughts

As much as the structure and foundation of your home are important to maintaining, the roof is particularly important too. A damaged roof can lead to harmful mold spreading in your home and health-related issues as a result of that.

In addition, dealing with leaks and the potential costs associated with the further damage that causes far exceeds the cost of replacing a roof in time. Think of the old adage: a stitch in time saves nine.

So, if you’ve done the inspection and think you need a new roof, why not get in touch with us at Fazzolari Construction? We’ll provide a professional consultation and help you determine what your home and roof need.

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