Keep your eyes peeled for these telltale signs.
If you aren’t a roofing expert, it might be difficult for you to know when or even if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. As expert roofing contractors who service Seattle and King County, we understand the importance of having a roof that’s in excellent condition and we know firsthand, the issues that homeowners face when their roof is no longer in tip-top shape. You should always consult with a professional roofing contractor to determine what your roofing needs are, but if you notice any of these five signs, then it may be time for a new roof.
1. Your Roof is Over 20 Years Old
How old is your roof? If your roofing hasn’t been replaced in two decades or more, then it’s probably time for a replacement. The typical lifespan of asphalt shingles is about 25 years, and even if new roofing shingles were laid over the old shingles, 20 years is still about as long as the average roof will last. While the age of your roof isn’t the only reason you should consider getting a replacement, it can be a key factor if you’re currently experiencing roofing issues.
2. Your Roof Shingles are Cracked or Broken
As your roof does its best to stand up to the weather and elements, it is not uncommon to see the occasional cracked or broken shingle. One or two damaged shingles do not warrant a full roof replacement, but if the majority of your roof is beyond repair, then you’d be better off replacing the roof.
3. The Roof Leaks
If your roof can’t keep moisture or rain out, then it’s time to replace it. While a ceiling leak could be caused by other issues with your home, it most likely means that parts of the roof have been compromised and it would be better to replace the roofing before the leaking gets worse.
4. The Roof is Sagging or Buckling
If the structural integrity of a roof is compromised and is sagging or beginning to buckle in some areas, then it is well past the time to replace it.
5. You Notice Rot or Excess Moss
Older roofing materials are susceptible to rot and moss growth. Over time, roofing becomes less effective at keeping out moisture and the materials begin to weaken. Moss keeps your roof damp longer and the extra moisture can lead to water damage, which can lead to rot. Nowadays there are better roofing materials that are resistant to moss and better suited to handle the elements.
At Builders Service Company, we install Future Roof, a lifetime, all-season, dependable roof system. Future Roof offers premium steel and copper roofing systems that combine revolutionary technology and appealing designs. Call us today at 206-430-1927 and learn more about getting a new roof installed for your Seattle home.