Is it time to replace your roof? Your house roof is an extremely important part of your home – it keeps you protected and sheltered from the variety of weather that occurs throughout each month of the year. When your roof needs attention, it will give you some warning signals. Here are 5 common signs that your roof needs repair or replacement.
#1: You have water damage on the inside of your home.
Have you noticed that your ceiling has spots of brown discoloration? This often indicates that your roof has a leak in a specific spot. Not sure where it’s coming from? It can often be difficult to find the exact area where the leak is, because water can travel along roof panels or lumber in the attic. It will then drip down to your ceiling and over time, this will create discoloration. Our roofing specialists at Lifetime can help you pinpoint the exact area of the leak and help you find a solution.
#2: Cracked shingles.
Shingles will deteriorate over time, especially if your roof hasn’t been replaced in a long time. The Pacific Northwest has a lot of rain and with heavy downpours that occur here all the time, granules from the shingles will come off and be swept away. When these granules are gone, the shingles will become brittle and are prone to cracks.
#3: Missing shingles.
After a stormy day, it’s very common to lose shingles, especially if they were brittle or cracking in the first place. If there are a lot of missing shingles, this is not good for the overall life of the roof. Shingles keep out water and other moisture, so this is something that can’t be ignored. If the damage is severe enough and you are missing enough shingles, a complete roof replacement may be necessary.
#4: Roof leaks when temperatures change.
Northwest weather can often fluctuate in temperature. If you notice that your roof leaks more when the temperatures begin to change, this can mean that your roof needs replacement.
#5: Your roof is old.
If your existing asphalt shingle roof is more than 20 or 25 years old, it’s probably time to replace it. This also depends on whether the old roof was removed and there is only one layer of shingles and if it is vented properly. If the roof has several layers of shingles on it and it is more than 20 years old, it’s pretty likely that you’ll need a new roof right away.
Replacing your home roof is an investment and should be completed by reputable professionals that understand the ins and outs of completing a reroofing project with quality, accuracy, and efficiency. Call our roofing specialists at Lifetime for a no-pressure quote on what it would take to replace the roof on your home.