Throughout the years, your home’s roof will face some wear and tear. It is important to inspect your roof for any damage as your roof is a large part of your home’s exterior shell providing your home with many benefits such as protection from the elements, insulation, and more! Knowing if your roof needs maintenance or replacing is essential for the health of your home. Contacting a roofing expert is in your and your home’s best interest! Keep reading to learn about the signs that your home needs a new roof.
If you are experiencing roof leaks, this is one of the biggest signs that your home is in need of a new roof. Checking your roof for leaks regularly is important. When checking your roof for leaks, look for signs of water intrusion as leaks in your home likely originate here. Also, checking outside of your roof for ice dams is essential. Ice dams are formed when snow on your roof melts, runs to other places of your home or roof, and freezes. Recurring ice dams can lead to water finding its way under your home’s siding or even inside of your home. If you notice any roof leaks, or possible signs of them, get this inspected as soon as possible!
Do you know how old your roof is? If you have asphalt shingles on your roof and they are 20+ years old, it is time for you to replace your roof. A roof’s lifespan can vary under ideal conditions but, if your roof is looking old, cracked, or showing any signs of damage it is time for a new one! Depending on the shingle material you have on your roof, they have different life expectancies. Asphalt shingles are known to last for 20-30 years, Wood shingles can last 30-40 years, Metal roofing can last up to 70 years, and slate can last for 100 years or longer. Paying close attention to your roof when it is old is essential, and you should be prepared to replace your roof!
There are many signs that point to a rotting roof, if you notice your roof has these issues it’s time to call the professionals. A rotting roof can lead to serious structural issues within your home if it is not taken care of properly. The signs of a rotting roof can be torn flashing or missing shingles, water damage in your home, mold or mildew growth, excessive moss or algae, or a sunken roof deck. These signs are all visible to the eye so, it is important to pay attention if you see these issues! Replacing your roof is better than having structural problems with your home.
Contact Hulton Contracting For Your Roofing Needs
Our team at Hulton Contracting is fully trained with years of experience with roofing. If you are ready to replace your home’s roof, we are ready to assist with all of your roofing needs! We are happy to provide our roofing services to residential and commercial projects. Contact us today at 1-877-766-3760 or fill out our contact form! Get your free estimate today, we look forward to assisting you.