Sometimes, evidence that you need to replace your roof is subtle and happens over time. That’s why it’s essential to practice regular roof maintenance and look for signs of damage. Below are some of the signs that you need a roof replacement.
Over time, strong wind, thunder, and lightning storms can tear shingles off your roof and allow water to penetrate the sheathing layers beneath. This can lead to rot and can be difficult to repair.
Shingles can start to curl and break after a few years of wear and tear due to heat and moisture. Curling shingles are often a result of poor attic ventilation or shingle double layering.
Gutters play a significant role in keeping the water off of your roof and preventing moisture damage to your home. It’s essential to keep gutters clear of any obstructions, so we recommend cleaning them at least twice a year.
When cleaning your gutters, look out for shingle granules or pieces of roofing material, since this could mean a deteriorating roof.
Flashing keeps water from getting underneath your shingles with the help of underlayment. Look for some signs of peeled, rusted, or missing flashing around the chimneys, vent pipes, and at the valley between roof parts. This could allow water to seep into your attic over time.
Moss and Mold Growth
When moisture collects in your attic or between the layers of your roof without any way to escape, it can cause moss and mold to grow, killing your roof from the inside out. Spores spread between the tiny cracks between shingles since these dark, damp spaces provide the perfect environment for growth.
as the base of your roof, decking acts as a support for all other roof layers installed on tops like the underlayment, flashing, and shingles. Therefore, when there’s damage to your decking, chances are there’s damage to other parts of your roof as well.
When water makes its way to your roof decking, the wood can warp, bend, and rot. When this happens, it cannot support the weight of the rest of your roof. This can have severe consequences, putting your entire roof at risk of collapse.