Your Home’s Roofing May be Telling You It’s Time for Replacement

By Johan | April 23, 2017 | Roofing

Your home’s roofing is one of the most vital components of the entire structure. It protects you against, heat, snow, cold and rain. As important as it is, it’s often forgotten about, and most homeowner’s don’t give their roof a second thought until it leaks or another damage has occurred. Roofs aren’t meant to last forever, and if yours is giving you fair warning, you should heed those warnings.If not, consider the consequences of having to repair not only the roof, but most likely other areas in your home as well.

No Spring Chicken

The age of your roof is the biggest warning sign you’ll have: the older the roof, the more likely it is you’ll need to replace it. But, how will you know when the roof has reached the end of its life. Easy. Your roof is intended to last approximately 20 to 25 years. Once the roof has reached this age, you’ll notice deterioration, leaks, and possibly some bare spots.

Leaks and Spaces

You can find two warning signs right inside your attic by inspecting the ceiling area and looking for signs of water entry. The time to do this would be after a rain shower, where you’ll notice damp wood and insulation. Also, if you see areas where the light is shining in through the roof boards, you could have a bigger problem on your hands with the elements getting in or the warm air in your home escaping. This would be the time to consider a roof replacement.

Shingles Can Talk, Too

Look over your roof for signs that your shingles are curling or buckling. These are signs that your shingles have outlived their lifespan and should be replaced. If your roof is newer, it could be a sign your shingles were defective. If you find missing shingles, this is another warning sign the shingles are deteriorating and need replacing.

If you are unsure whether or not your roof needs replacement, or you are well-aware that it’s time for a new roof, contact the repair specialists at our Toronto roofing company today. We will assess your roof and determine what you need. Roofs don’t always need to be replaced when you find issues, but it’s best to let a professional determine what is best for your home and what will be the most cost effective in the long run.