Maintaining your roof matters a lot. It isn’t a terribly difficult task, but hiring a professional to inspect and repair it is your best option, since they have insurance and experience. Still, sometimes a roof is damaged beyond repair and replacement is your only choice. Here are a few ways of knowing when you need roof replacement.
- Your roof is getting old. If, like most homes, your roof is made of asphalt shingles, you may need to replace it after about 20 years. If your home had owners before you and you don’t know when the roof was last replaced, it doesn’t hurt to ask a professional whether the roof seems old or not.
- It’s sagging. It should be obvious that if your roof looks like it’s caving in, it’s not safe and roof replacement is a better bet than repair. It’s likely that there is a serious leak that is causing extensive water damage. When your roof has a moisture problem, you might be dealing with rotting and mold, at which point it may be time to consider replacement.
- There are plants growing on it. If there is moss or other plants growing on your roof, that’s another sign that it has a moisture problem. Plants may not warrant roof replacement in every case, but they are a sign of underlying water issues. You may have standing water that attracts pests, or there may be water damage that threatens your roof’s structural integrity.
If you suspect that your roof is at the end of its life, get a professional’s opinion. At Carolina Custom Roofing, we can answer your questions about roof replacement. We also offer free estimates. We look forward to helping you protect your home with our quality roofing skills.