Needing to get a new roof replacement is a big decision and you want to make sure it is done properly and at the correct time. Here are some tips to know when it is time to replace your roof.
The first thing to look at is how long your current roof has been on your house. Typical asphalt shingle roofs last anywhere from 20 to 25 years. Now just because your roof may not look bad doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need to be replaced. The same is true with the rationale that just because your roof hasn’t been on for 20 years doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be replaced. There are other things to look at to determine if you need a roof replacement.
The most obvious of these would be the shingles themselves. Cracked shingles, missing shingles, dried and rolled shingles are all signs that your roof is getting to the time that it needs to be replaced. Missing shingles can expose the underside of your roof to the weather causing further damage. Now just because you have a few missing shingles does not mean that you need to get a completely new roof, contact VR Roofing for more questions about when is the proper time.
Roof rot can be a good sign that you need a roof replacement as it means it could be causing damage to the underside of your roof and needs to be replaced before more damage is done or weather conditions make bigger problems.
Moss or vegetation growing from your roof is an indication that moisture is trapped under the roof and can ruin your roof causing more damage the longer it stays there.
Each roof has different needs so it’s important to know your roof and the location of where you live to determine what actions need to be taken. If you have questions or concerns about your roof replacement contact VR Roofing to have all of your questions answered.