In addition to birds and other wildlife destroying the roof with their daily habits and behavior, roofs are subject to a lot of various elements; from weather conditions, water, mildew, algae, beating sun, and mold damage, and even blunt force if a tree or limb falls on the roof. Should you invest in routinely scheduled maintenance, and the roof is properly cared for, depending on the quality of your roof, the roof’s lifespan can last 10-20 years. They will need to be replaced eventually with the natural decay of roofs. As delaying it can cause serious problems that impact the structure of your home, replacing the roof when it is at the end of its life is essential. You can take the proper steps and preparations for investing in a professionally replaced roof in your budget in the event you are able to recognize the signs in advance. Below are some of the most common signs your rooftop is in need of replacing that we at Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration would like to share.
Damage to Roof Shingles
If many of them are showing signs of wear, it points that there are underlying decaying and should be replaced, though damaged or missing shingles can be replaced individually. Assess for the following shingle damage:
– Curled edges or shingles that tabs are cupped.
– Balding spots (granules have worn away).
– Tears / Cracks.
– Shingles’ age.
The overall health of the roof can have a dramatic impact from the age of the shingles. Though they may seem durable, there are circumstances that can accelerate the aging effects of your shingles, the original roof shingles 20 years can be compromised beyond the visual cues. One of the major examples is the inefficient ventilation. Making it look old and worn the curb appeal drops significantly when the roof lacks efficiency.
Aging Roof Shingles
An indication your roof is nearing the end, seeing the neighbors getting roof replacement is a sure sign. It is a good opportunity to start planning on a roof replacement since homes built around the same time experience the same weather conditions and other influences and if other neighbors are investing in a new roof. Dark streaks on the roof are left behind by airborne algae and over exposure to pollution. Being a tell-tale sign of the age and it hampers the aesthetics, though this isn’t necessarily a detriment to the shingles.
Mildew, Moss & Mold on Roof
Your roof can be a breeding ground for moss, mold, mildew, and other microorganisms that can cause the granules to dissipate, in addition to the deterioration the raw materials it is spreading on, depending on the climate you live in and the surrounding circumstances. The spores are still viable in the shingles and will eventually grow again whether professionally or as a DYI and where you can remove the surface growth since many instances, homeowners will invest in washing the roof. A replacement is your better investment.
Complete Roof Tear Off & Roofing System Replacement & More in Conroe, Pasadena, The Woodlands, Pearland, Sugar Land & Houston, TX
You can eventually see a return on replacing your roof with upgrades with energy-efficiency and other such features when it comes time to replace the roof, not only can you find many options that improves the curb appeal. If you believe your roof is in need or replacing, call Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration and let us get it done.