Replacing a roof is a fairly hefty expense and homeowners often put it off for as long as possible. But your roof protects your home, your family, and your belongings and is a very important investment. How do you know when it is time to replace your roof? The best way to determine if you need to repair or replace your roof is to contact a professional roofing contractor, like J-Conn Roofing, to inspect your roof. The following are some signs that you may notice that will indicate that it is time to replace your roof.
Dripping water or stains on a ceiling may indicate a roof leak, so be on the lookout for discolorations or stains on your ceiling and walls. Roof leaks can be the sign of either major or minor damage to your roof. Roof leaks may be caused by animals, trees, storms or wear and tear to your shingles. Isolated or minor issues can be fixed with roof repairs made by a roofing contractor. If you have several leaks or issues all over the roof, it may be time to replace the roof. To determine if your roof just needs repairs or a full replacement, you should have it inspected by a local, dependable roofing contractor.
Dips or Sags
It is easy to spot dips in the roof if you step 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 warped, sunken in, or dipping below other areas. They are often signs of rotten wood. Rotten wood anywhere on your roof or along the outer edges of your roof is a good indication of roof damage and should be addressed right away to avoid more costly repairs.
Your roof may need to be replaced due to aged, damaged, or missing shingles. Granule loss occurs gradually over time due to the fact that your roof is always exposed to the elements, or it can happen quickly with repeated severe storms and weather. If you start to notice a significant amount of granules in your gutters or on the ground around your home, it may be time to have your roof inspected to see if it needs to be replaced.
Hail Damaged Roof
Hailstorms are something we all dread. They cause damage to our homes, our automobiles, and more. Hailstorms are common in and around the Austin area. If there was a hailstorm in your area, you should have your roof inspected by a local, reputable roofer. Hail damage causes the granules of your shingles to come off and can also cause damage to vent flashings, skylights, and gutters.
If you think that it may be time to replace your roof due to age or damage, call your local, reputable roofing contractor, J-Conn Roofing. They will inspect your roof and give you an honest assessment of whether repairs or a full roof replacement is needed and assist you through the process.