There are a number of common sense reasons to tell whether or not your roof needs to be replaced or even repaired, if you are unsure the best thing to do is call. It’s quite common that most homeowners are unable to identify whether nor not their roof needs to be replaced. Most people assume that your roof will last forever but the unfortunate reality is, it will not.
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In this article, we will be taking a closer look at signs that may indicate whether or not your roof needs to be replaced.
ASPHALT SHINGLES ONLY LAST 20 TO 30 YEARS DEPENDING ON TYPE.
An asphalt shingle roof is designed to last anywhere between 20 and 30 years. If your roof is more than 30 years old, you are in a serious need of complete roof replacement especially with the Midland Odessa weather conditions. Roofs this old will start to develop major issues such as shingles falling off one by one and even worse leakage, even if It appears to look good on the surface.
Do you have multiple layers of roofing material underneath? Was the old roof was removed before the current shingles were put on and if not, is it adequately ventilated? If the installation of the roof was done over another layer or several layers .
IF THE SHINGLES ARE CRACKED
Cracked shingles are caused by weather damage. You can replace single shingles even if just a few of the roofing shingles are cracked. Although, if the cracks are consistent throughout the roof are, this is a sure sign that you should consider hiring a qualified roofing contractor to replace the entire roof area.
CURLING, BUCKLING AND CRACKS
If you notice even smallest amount of light coming through the roof this is a sign that your roof decking and roofing shingles are in serious need on complete tear-out and replacement. You can check this with a simple visual inspection from below.
I also recommend that you can go up and walk on the roof itself. If you notice a bouncy or spongy feeling under your feet, this means that the roof decking underneath has been compromised by moisture. This means your roof is not working properly allowing water and moisture in and infecting the decking below causing the wood to warp and mold.
IF WHOLE SHINGLES ARE MISSING
If your roof is missing a a few shingles here and there due to high winds most likely you will only need to replace those singles pieces and you should be good. But if there are entire areas missing, then there is a problem or If the roof looks like a checkerboard, you should replace the entire roof.
Also note that when replacing single roofing shingles you may not be able to match the color exactly. Even if you have some spare roofing shingles laying around in the garage the old roof will show discoloration due to sun bleaching and other erosion effects painted on the roof surface.
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