Replacing a roof is a fairly hefty expenditure for most families and businesses. For this reason, people often put it off for as long as possible. Unfortunately, there are some circumstances in which you should replace your roof right away, no matter what, and whether you want to or not. Do you fit into this category? Here are three reasons you know you need a new roof:
Dips in the roof.
It is easy to spot dips in the roof if you back far enough away from your house and look carefully. Dips in the roof are exactly what they sound like: areas in the roof that are dipping below other areas. They are often indicative of either rot or water swell in the foundation of the roof both signs that it is time to replace your home’s topper. Also, remember that your entire roof should be one flat surface. Otherwise, your roofing material will have a hard time holding and it will be easy for puddles of moisture to build up. For this variety of reasons, you should consider replacing your roof if it is dipping.
Shingles that are curling up generally indicate that a roof has reached the end of its life. This is because it is easiest (and most likely) for shingles to curl when they have lost the entirety of their UV coating. You also need to pay attention to the amount of granules your shingles are losing. If it is an excessive amount, then that is a tell-tale sign that your old shingles need to be replaced for new ones.
You may be able to stretch the life of a leaky roof with repairs, but if you notice that the leaks seem to be larger, or multiplying, it is likely that you will need to replace your roof altogether. Keep in mind that some leaks are easier to spot than others. While a puddle in the floor is obvious, you also need to be on the lookout for discolorations on your ceiling. Any brown spots are indicative of moisture, which could be coming from a leaky roof.
There is a lot to think about when it comes to choosing the best roof for your home. Experienced professionals can help you make that important decision, and can also bring your vision to life. To put your roofing project into the hands of a contractor you can trust, contact Lyons Roofing. We can be reached by phone, in Indiana at 812-294-3595 and in Kentucky at 502-689-0338. You can also request a free roofing estimate online.
lily kurt says
Thanks for the post, and I remember last year in Colorado after a huge hail storm. A lot of people had to call roofers to come and replace their roof, because that storm just destroyed the tops of many houses and along with destroying many car windows as well.
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Deanna R. Jones says
Thanks for the information! I noticed that I had a leak in the roof this morning. It’s a good thing that there wasn’t a big storm, or else my house would be flooded because of the size of my leak. It seems like I should hire a contractor to come over and repair my roof right away so that the leak won’t get any worse.