Most homeowners think that after installing a roof, no maintenance for it is needed. They also expect it to last for 10 years if your roof is made of slate shingles or 20-30 years if it is made of asphalt. Contrary to such opinions, roofs need proper maintenance and care in order for it to be subjected only for minor repairs. However, the more problems your roof encounters, the more repairs are made. How then does one know if the roof can still be repaired or it needs to be replaced already? Here are some signs to know it is time for roof replacement:
Top Signs That Indicate You Need to Replace Your Roof
Check your shingles if it is crippling or curling
It is proven by professionals that when your roof shingles start crippling or curling upward, this only means that your roof is at the end of its lifespan and is in need of replacement. You may try repairing it by slipping a flat pry bar under the curled shingles and press it down to pop out the roofing nails. But if such a measure fails, it will be best to call a professional and replace it.
The roof is leaking
Another sign that you need roof replacement is if your roof is leaking. A leaking roof is commonly caused either by the build-up of debris, thus trapping water, or when your roof is at its old age leading to the deterioration of its material. To such note, you may opt for repairs if it is just a small leak. But if the leak is massive, then it would be wise to completely replace your roof.
Most of your roof shingles are either missing or broken
The shingles on your roof secure your household from direct sunlight and from heavy rains. When they are missing or falling off, it is time to replace the lost shingles with new ones.
If you are still unsure of replacing your roof, contact J. Broni Roofing Inc., a certified roofing contractor in the Brooklyn, NY area. Call us now at (718) 979-7200 and schedule an appointment to remedy your roofing problems or if you need roof replacement services.