Now that springtime is here, most homeowners are outside tackling those long-awaited home improvement projects that were neglected during the winter. Your roof is an important thing to look at this spring, too. Here are some signs that you may need a roof replacement this spring.
#1: Water damage or leaks.
Leaking water in your roof or obvious signs of water damage is never a good sign. In fact, this is a major indicator that there is a problem with your roof that may require replacement. Even the smallest leak can grow and become a bigger problem. Eventually, this could cause damage to your property as well as your belongings inside.
Do you know how old your roof is? If it’s at least 20 years old, it’s likely due for a replacement. It’s a fact: roofs that are over two decades old are likely at the end of their lifespan. Shingles can break down over time, becoming brittle, curled, or cracked. This causes exposure underneath, which could create mold, dry rot, or other issues to your home’s structure.
#3: Missing shingles.
With the amount of rain and wind that we get in the Pacific Northwest, it is common to have shingles go missing. However, if you have a significant number of shingles gone, your roof is not providing enough protection. Missing shingles could allow moisture to creep in, which leads to leaks and potential damage.
#4: Poor installation.
Roofing is a critical part of your home. If it is not installed correctly, or it was installed sloppily, then the roof may deteriorate or break down prematurely. If you suspect your roof was not installed to the standard of professionalism, it may be time to get a quote for a roof replacement.
Springtime is one of the best times to replace your roof. The weather is drier and warmer, and the days are longer. Our professionals at Lifetime Windows and Doors are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to roof replacements. We also proudly carry and install Malarkey Roofing Products, a local Oregon company that crafts top notch materials that will keep your home protected for a long time.
So, call us today to learn more about our roofing expertise or to schedule your free quote on a roof replacement.