When To Replace Your Roof
A well-crafted roof can do more than just protect your house from the elements. It can prolong the life of your home and help maintain its value, too. If you built your house, then you probably have a good record of the roof installation and a general idea of when the roof may need to be redone. However, if you bought your house, you might not know the exact history of the roof and when it should be replaced.
Three Revealing Signs Your Roof Needs To Be Replaced
- Roof “Age Spots”
Roofs have ways of visibly showing their age. Pitted shingles, missing or broken tiles and uneven joints are all signs that a new roof may soon be required. Although older roofs may continue to keep the elements out, they may be more vulnerable to damage due to wear and tear over the years. Signs of an aging roof can often be observed from ground level. As well as sometimes a convenient second-floor window offers a bird’s eye view of the shingles. It’s always best to leave any on-roof inspections to the professionals.
2. Roof Storm Damage
Roof damage is one of the most common effects of a storm, whether it’s a hurricane or even just a summer storm. Flooding can also damage your home’s roof if water gets into the attic or upper levels of the home. This can cause mold and mildew growth to occur, which becomes a major problem when humidity-sensitive items like furniture and drywall are exposed to moisture for too long.
3. Leaking Water
Lack of maintenance is one of the most common causes of water damage to a home. If your roof has lost its ability to repel water due to storm damage or aging, then water damage to the roof deck, insulation, and drywall or mold growth can develop quickly. Water that builds up on the roof’s surface can back up underneath the shingles, eventually finding even the tiniest of holes and making its way into your home.
Know When It’s Time to Contact a Roofing Contractor
Brazen Roofing contractors are experienced with different types of roof damage and signs of an aging roof. They know where to look (like under shingles and around flashings) and can safely traverse roofs of various slopes. If your roof is showing signs of aging, storm damage, or if you have signs of leaks or water damage in your home then it’s best to get the work done sooner than later to help prevent further deterioration and/or damage to your home.
As a certified roofing contractor, you can only expect superior craftsmanship when you choose to work with Brazen Roofing Company. Brazen Roofing understands when to replace a roof. So give us a call at 843. 256. 4360 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We cater to clients at Brazen Roofing.