A Northampton roofing contractor knows roofs are made to last a long time, but not made to last forever. Fact is, your roof will probably need to be replaced at some point, especially if you plan on living in your current home for a long time.
But how do you know when it’s time for a new roof – whether it’s sooner or later?
Northampton Roofing Contractor List of Roof Issues
Your roof’s age
It’s generally agreed that a typical roof will last from 20 to 25 years. That can also depend on whether you had the old roof removed and have only one layer of shingles. If it was installed over another layer or several layers, it’s probably time for a new roof.
Shingles are curling
Another sign that you may need a new roof is if the shingles are curled or buckling. It probably means the shingles are beyond their life expectancy. Missing shingles are another sign that your roof is on its last legs.
Shingles are cracked
Cracked shingles are usually a result of wind damage, but if the cracking isn’t isolated to one part of the roof and is random throughout, it’s a good sign you need a new roof.
Shingles missing in roof valleys
Shingles that are falling apart or missing in roof valleys is a tell-tale sign that your roof is in need of repair. Valleys are a vital part of your roof, and if they’re compromised you may find yourself with roof leaks.
Granules in the gutters
If your gutters are loaded up with shingle granules it could mean that your roof is nearing the end of its life cycle.
The roof is sagging
When your roof is sagging, it’s time to take immediate action. Why? Because a sagging roof is usually the sign of a structural issue. You may not be in imminent danger, but it’s better to take care of it when it’s contained to a small area.
You can see sunlight
It’s definitely not a good sign if you can see sunlight from your attic. After all, if light can get it in, so can rain, snow and cold air.
If you roof is in need of repair, contact a Northampton roofing contractor at Paradis Remodeling & Building. They’ll inspect your roof and diagnose the problem.