A roof is a pretty big investment, and when you need to replace it, you want to ensure that the new roof will last a long time. However, roofs are expensive, and buying a new one can be a lot of work. In this article, I will discuss five signs that your roof is failing and when it’s time for you to take action.
If you notice leaks in your roof, the evidence has already been showing up. This usually means that the shingles are growing out of alignment, and they might start to look more like a spider web than they do a form-fitting sheet of white material.
2. Missing Shingles
When you have a roof starting to show signs of damage, you might start seeing missing shingles. This is usually a sign of the shingles being loose. However, if you notice that your roof is starting to look like it’s in disrepair, this could mean that missing shingles are not the only sign of failure. These pieces of material can often be removed with simple tools, but when they start to come off, it could be time to install a new roof.
3. Roof Age
When you notice that your roof looks old and worn, this could signify that it’s time for a replacement. This can happen no matter what kind of roof you have. For example, the shingles are starting to look worn out, or the roof frame might start to crack. These things could all be signs of a failing roof and must be addressed before they cause more serious damage to your house.
4. Exposed Nails
When new shingles are installed, they should look like they’re completely covering the old shingles. If you notice any exposed nails or other pieces of metal on your roof, it could be a sign of a failing roof. This means that the shingles aren’t properly secured and could become unglued. If this happens, you will have more work than anticipated when replacing a roof.
5. Algae and Mold
In the summer months, it’s not uncommon for algae to grow on your roof. This can be a natural process that’s supposed to happen when there are traces of moisture in the air. However, if you have black mold growing on your roof, it might be time for a replacement. For example, if there are weeping spots on your roof, you might start to notice that mold or algae are growing around them.
If you notice any of the signs listed above on your roof, contact us today, and we’ll be happy to help you get the right services for your situation.