It can be difficult to know when you need to replace your roof , though delaying getting it checked or repaired gives any damage time to get worse, and will end up costing you time and money in the long run.
Understandably, life can get in the way when considering your roof maintenance, so we’ve compiled a simple list of warning signs it might be time to replace your roof.
Light comes through
This may seem obvious, but it can go unchecked. Try to make a habit of going into your attic and turning out all the lights. Do it when the light outside is bright enough to shine through. This way, you can easily see if there are any sizeable cracks or holes.
Loose roof tiles
When checking your roof, it’s worthwhile checking to see if any tiles are coming loose or have fallen off. If you are able to get up onto your roof, you’ll have a better view if anything is missing. It could be worth hiring a professional to simply step onto the tiles to check if they’re coming loose before it’s visible.
If you have several tiles missing, it could be worth considering a roof replacement from Brodeur Roofing. If the roof is suffering from missing or damaged tiles, there’s a possibility it could cave in so it certainly needs checking and addressing sooner rather than later.
The attic leaks
Inspecting your attic for leaks will help you to identify if there are any weak areas. If there are any leaks present, you may see circular stains on your walls or ceiling, or notice dripping sounds that you are unable to identify. Flat surfaces that are beginning to show damage from a leak will start to bubble, notifying you there is water within.
A good roof should last a pretty long time, however, with all the harsh weather they withstand, no roof can last forever. General signs of old age or general wear and tear could be a sign that your roof is ready to be replaced. If your roof is older than ten to fifteen years and is beginning to look a little worse for wear, you should call a professional to seek advice.
If there is any visible sagging in your roof, it’s a serious sign that it needs replacing. Sagging in the middle of the roof means it’s likely there’s some serious structural damage and your roof could end up collapsing. Several things can cause roof sagging. It could be caused by exposure to heavy rain, improper installation or improper materials being used, or the weight of heavy snow and ice.
Mold or Moss
This is an easy problem to check out, by simply looking up at your roof you will soon notice if anything is growing there. If you can see moss or mold growing outside your roof, you need to be wary. The spreading of moss or mold can move your roof tiles and create gaps and cracks, leaving your roof vulnerable to the elements.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Make sure you perform regular checks for these signs that it could be time to replace your roof. `