Is it Time for a New Roof?
Have you ever arrived home and noticed something that made you question the current condition of your roof? These changes probably occurred gradually over time or even after a recent storm. Perhaps it was because your neighbor had their roof replaced, which prompted you to wonder “When do I need to replace my roof?”. Whatever prompted you to take a closer look at your roof, it’s a good thing. Most of the time, a roof can naturally reach the end of its useful life without experiencing a roof failure or significant storm damage.
Signs That Your Roof May Need To Be Replaced
If you observe any of the common warning signs, it’s likely time to get in touch with a certified roofing contractor for a roof inspection. Many homeowners are hesitant about roof replacements due to unexpected costs or the inconvenience they entail. Delaying the replacement of an aging roof could lead to more significant issues down the road. Dream Home offers financing options for Delaware Valley residents, which can help you manage the cost of a new roof over time. We can also work with you and your insurance company to try and get your roof replaced for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Keep in mind that a new roof not only provides protection for your home but also enhances its exterior, boosting curb appeal.
• Curling Shingle Edges or Cupped Shingle Tabs
These issues can lead to water infiltration and reduced protection, making timely roof inspection and potential replacement essential to maintain your home’s structural integrity. Curling shingle edges or cupped shingle tabs are early warning signs of roof deterioration that should not be ignored.
• Areas with Missing Granules Resulting in Bald Spots
Addressing these bald spots promptly can prevent further damage and extend the lifespan of your roof. Areas with missing granules, resulting in bald spots on your shingles, signify wear and tear that compromises your roof’s ability to shield your home from the elements.
• Shingles That Have Visible Cracks
Repairing or replacing cracked shingles is crucial to maintain the structural integrity of your roof and protect your home from potential leaks and deterioration. Shingles with visible cracks are a clear indication of roof vulnerability, as they can allow water to seep through and cause interior damage.
• Roof is Over 20 Years Old
Although many shingles and other roofing materials available today are designed for durability, various factors can accelerate their aging as well. Age is usually the number one factor for when you will need to replace your roof.
• Dark Streaks Down Your Roof
Dark streaks on your roof are typically caused by naturally occurring airborne algae. While this may not necessarily harm the roof shingles, it can negatively affect its appearance.
• Moss or Algae Growth
While moss growth can be a cosmetic concern, it can trap moisture against the roof surface and, over time, in freezing climates, damage the shingle granules on top. Brushing off the moss might temporarily remove it, but it won’t prevent future growth, and this process can be harsh on the shingles.
• Neighbors Are Getting New Roofs
Homes constructed around the same time and subjected to similar weather conditions may indicate that your roof is approaching the end of its useful life. Many roofers love working in neighborhoods and offer discounts because their operating and material costs could be lower when working on a few properties at once in close proximity.
Contact Dream Home Today for a Roofing Quote
If your roof exhibits any of these typical signs, it may be time to consider getting a new roof. For assistance with your re-roofing project or to arrange a roof inspection, contact Dream Home Roofers for a free roof replacement quote. We are Owens Corning Platinum Preferred contractors with extensive insurance claim experience and a dedication to customer satisfaction.