There comes a time when a roof has finally surrendered to the elements and needs to be replaced. Knowing when to replace a roof is critical to ensure the protection of the rest of the home. Waiting too long for a roof replacement can have some major consequences. However, you do not want to invest in a roof replacement needlessly. Today, Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration would like to share some of the common signs your roof does need to be replaced.
Roof Shingles are Damaged
One of the most common types of residential roof tops are asphalt shingles. They are a fast and more affordable style of roof to install. When you can see physical damages to your roof’s shingles, this is often a sign your roof is due to be replaced. If you have a small spot or two you may be able to repair the affected areas. However, when the entire roof looks degraded and has multiple damages, you will need to have your roof replaced. When it comes to asphalt shingle roofs, they often need a roof replacement about every 15 to 20 years. Signs of shingle damage will usually develop within this time period.
Blistering of Exterior & Interior Paint
It may some odd that the condition of the wall paint inside and outside of your home would indicate roof failure. However, it does. When moisture gets past the roof and into your walls, it will cause the paint to blister. A roof that is in good condition will not allow moisture into the walls. If moisture is affecting your walls, you know the roof is having some major issues. Most likely it is time to have the roof replaced.
High Heating & Air Conditioning Bill
Is your heating and cooling bills been getting higher and higher? Or do you find your home has a hard time maintaining its internal temperature? This problem may be due to your roof. A roof protects and helps to insulation the entire home. When the roof has a number of damages, the insulation will fail. Roof leaks can ruin the attic insulation and lead to wood rot and decay. Moisture will also be easily absorbed leading to more insulation failure. When your home cannot maintain its internal temperature, your roof is mostly at fault.
Neighboritis? Neighbors are Replacing Their Roofs
Neighborhoods are built at the same time which means the homes in your neighborhood age at the same time. When you begin to see your neighbors are having their roofs replaced, you may be due to have yours replaced as well. As a roof ages it breaks down and fresh roofing material will need to take the place of the old. Depending on the type of roof you have, most roofs will last between 15 and 30 years. If your home and neighborhood is around that age, you may want to have your roof inspected and see if it is time to have your roof replaced.
Emergency Roof Repairs & Roofing System Replacement & More in Conroe, Pasadena, The Woodlands, Pearland, Sugar Land & Houston, TX
Making the decision to have your roof replaced is not easy. If you want to have your roof inspected, Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration can help you. We can provide roof inspections, repairs and roof replacement services. To schedule our services, contact us today.