Your roof is most likely something you don’t give much thought about until there is a problem. When your roof fails to keep you safe from the harsh elements that Mother Nature throws our way, it can be more than irritating, the damage can be devastating. For this reason, it is wise to inspect your roof every now and then to look for signs that it needs to be repaired or replaced before you find yourself scrambling during the next storm. Nickerson Roofing is here to talk about some common signs you will see when it is time to replace your roof.
Find Out When Roof Was Installed
Homeowner’s can plan on getting about 20-25 years out of their roof on average. If your roof is older than that, or is nearing that age, you may be better off replacing rather than simply repairing. You will notice at the end of your roof’s life, there will be more and more signs of age that are prevalent.
Roof Shingle Inspection Checklist
When you are trying to inspect your roof for possible signs it is time to replace it, the shingles will tell you a lot. Look for these signs found in your shingles that point to roof replacement.
• Shingles are Curling– When you notice that several of your shingles are starting to curl on the edges, this is a sign that you may need a new roof. If your roof is fairly new, this problem may be a defect and the roof may still be under warranty. Contacting a roofing company will help you determine this.
• Shingles are Missing– When you start missing shingles, it is never a good sign. Your shingles have a tab that should be present. Check to make sure all the tabs are still intact.
• Shingle Granules Everywhere– Another sign of a failing roof are shingle granules everywhere. These will accumulate in your gutters most likely and indicate that your shingles are old and don’t offer the protection they once did.
Check the Flashing Around Your Chimney
For those homeowner’s that have a chimney, there is a substance called flashing that keeps the joint between your roof and chimney sealed so no moisture gets in. When this flashing is no longer doing a good job, it may be time to replace it.
Should I See Daylight in My Attic?
If you go into your attic and can see light peeking through the roof boards, it is not a good sign. If there is light leaking, there will most definitely be water leaking the next time you experience a big storm.
Roofing Repairs & Replacement in Truckee, Mystic, Tahoe City, Kings Beach & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California
You definitely don’t want to wait until you have a problem to give your roof the attention that it needs. It is a good idea to have your roof inspected annually by a professional roofing company like Nickerson Roofing to ensure you don’t need any repairs or replacement. This will save your from scrambling the next time a big storm comes your way. Call us today!