Most homeowners do not think about their roofs unless it starts to leak or cause damage to the home. However, your roof is essential to your home’s structure. A problem with your roof can lead to serious damage to the rest of your home. Knowing when to replace a roof is important and can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
When to Replace a Roof
There may be many reasons why you should replace your roof. Generally, however, it is due to extensive damage or age. The following signs may indicate that you need roof repair and/or roof replacement:
- Loose or damaged shingles
- Missing shingles
- Bald spots on shingles
- Your roof is older than 15 to 20 years old
- Your neighbors are getting new roofs (this could be a sign of significant storm damage in your area)
- Sagging roof
- Mold or rot on the roof or in the attic
- Holes or dark spots
- Signs of water damage or leaking
What Can You Do If You Suspect You Need a New Roof?
Check Your Attic
Before going outside, you can check for potential damage by inspecting your attic. Grab a flashlight and head into the attic. Look for light coming through the beams or signs of water or mold growing. These are all signs of a leaky roof, which definitely needs repair.
Walk Around Your House
During the year, it is also important to perform visual inspections of your roof. This includes walking the perimeter of your home and looking for signs of visible damage. Many roofs last up to 15 to 20 years. Depending on the climate you live in, you may need to replace your roof sooner than you think. For example, here in Texas, a roof typically lasts between 12 to 15 years.
Call a Professional Roofing Contractor
Call a professional roofing company to come to your home and inspect your roof. Many roofing companies (like us) even offer free roof inspections so you can review your options. At Elevated Roofing, we go a step further and provide you with a photo inspection report that outlines everything we found in the assessment. A roof assessment is ideally performed at least once a year. These inspections can catch small leaks and issues before they become problematic.
Contact Our Experienced Roofing Professionals
Do you think you may need a new roof? We offer a free, no-obligation roof assessment. Call today at (469) 305-0010 or contact us online to schedule yours. Our professional roofing team will provide a detailed assessment of your roof’s condition, and offer the best possible options for keeping your home and family safe and secure. We can come out quickly if there is storm damage and provide you with all the information you need to get started!