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6 Warning Signs that You Need a New Roof

Even if roofs have naturally long lifespan, a lot of factors can contribute to its damages making the lifespan shorter. Most of us figure out that our roof is damages when there’s leak all over the place. This leak could be a sign of many and different roofing problems. You should be alarmed because the problems might be too big to handle, and eventually you will need to replace your roof. Look out for these tips to help you determine whether you should make the decision or not.  

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Age of Your Roof 

The age of your roof can help you determine if it’s most likely to have hidden problems somewhere. A typical lifespan of roofs are about 15-25 years, some even more depending on the materials it’s made of. It also depends if the roof has been removed before, or if it has proper ventilation. If the roof is installed over another and is 20 years old or older, there’s a big chance you will replace it.  

Shingles Buckling and Curling 

Another sign that you might need a new roof installed is when the shingles or your current roof are buckling or curling. Go outside and take a look at your home’s slopes that is hit by direct sunlight, if you notice that the shingles are losing its granules or are curling, it means that the shingles are past its lifespan. If the roof is new, chances are it has defects. Check also if the shingle tabs are intact because if they are not, your roof is already failing. Call the roofing manufacturer or Fort Worth roofing contractor to check if you can get reimbursement.  

Compromised Roof Valleys 

We already mentioned that damages roof shingles are signs that you need a new roof. One of the most important parts of your roof is the valley. Rain and snow flow through the gutters and valleys, and if they are compromised they are susceptible to leaking. Do not wait for this situation to get worst.  

Chimney Flashing 

One of the things you should also be concerned too is the flashing of your chimney. It the flashing consists of tar or roof cement, then it should be replaced with a water-tight and long-term metal flashing system.  

Daylight Enters the Roof Boards 

If you notice a trampoline bounce of spongy feel when you walk on the roof, it means that its underlying decking is starting to get weak because of the moisture. Check the attic for any daylight entering through the roof boards. Check the insulation for moisture too.  

Shingle Granules in the Gutters 

Another sign that your roof is in a mischievous state is when there are shingle granules scattered or loaded in the gutters. If the roof is near its end of life expectancy, it tends to lose more granules. The granules have also worn away if the color on your roof is inconsistent or darker than the other parts.