After this year most people are hoping for a break going into 2021. The thought of having to get a new roof can be extremely stressful. When you think about the cost of roof replacement the stress is even greater. However, when you consider how important it is to protect your investment in your home, it doesn’t seem so crazy to have to spend money on a new roof. Getting a new roof can actually be quite exciting. A new roof can add value to your home, while also helping it to be much more energy-efficient. Constant repairs to your roof can actually cost you more money in the long run and in the end, you will have to replace it. Here are the most common signs and reasons you need to get a roof replacement.
Granules In the Gutter
Cleaning out your gutters on a regular basis is important for maintaining the health of your roof. When clearing your gutters of debris, keep an eye out for granules from shingles. If you spot any granules in the gutter, this is a sign that your roof is almost at the end of its life. As shingles age, they tend to lose granules, and it’s time for a roof replacement.
If you notice that the shingles are buckling or curling, it’s time to consider a new roof. Shingles tend to do this after prolonged exposure to sunlight, and in a sunny place like Texas, all of our roofs are vulnerable to that. Curling shingles can also be caused by poor attic ventilation or shingle double layering. When your shingles are curling, they’re past their life expectancy.
Age of Your Roof
The age of your roof is less of a warning sign and more of a rule of thumb. A typical shingle roof has a lifespan of 20 to 25 years.
Texans know about high winds and severe storms. These weather patterns can cause quite a bit of damage to your roof and may require getting your roof replaced. Whether it’s wind damage that has taken shingles off of your roof or it’s hail damage that has compromised the integrity of your roof, you may need to call your local roofers for an inspection and possible replacement quote.
These are another sign your roof could be failing. Check to see if all of the shingle “tabs” are intact and in place.
Damaged Chimney & Roof Flashing
Flashing is most commonly found around the base of your chimney. The flashing helps to keep water from getting underneath your shingles. If your flashing is made of roof cement or tar, then it is more vulnerable to water damage. Consider replacing it with a more durable metal flashing system.
CK Roofing for Your Inspection Needs
The inspection of roofing systems requires expert knowledge of the different components, how they were installed, and how to properly maintain them. Without this experience and knowledge, it is impossible to get a full and accurate assessment of your roof’s condition. Work with a trusted residential roofing expert who will carry out a thorough assessment of your roof.
Texas weather can be brutal. One storm could cause major damage and threaten the safety of your family. For this very reason, there can never be any room for complacency. By scheduling regular roof inspections with a trusted company, you can rest easy knowing you and your family, as well as your property, is in good hands. Give us a call today at (281) 747-5547 to schedule a free consultation.