Most homeowners figure they need a new roof after they spot a leak in their ceiling. This leak could be due to many different roofing problems. But, what factors really determine whether a roof repair will solve the problem or the house needs a roof replacement?
Determining roof damage can be a challenge, but with some assessment during regular routine maintenance, this process can be a lot less stressful. Don’t wait until obvious and detrimental problems occur to think about replacing or repairing your roof. You want to notice signs of damage quickly so we can get problems fixed immediately.
How old is your existing asphalt shingle roof? Most experts agree that a typical roof will last between 20 and 25 years. It also depends on whether the old roof was removed and you only have one layer of shingles, and if it is properly ventilated. If the roof was installed over another layer or several layers and it is older than 20 years, chances are you need a new roof.
Dallas roofers understand the storms in our area, so we understand the need for a strong and dependable roof. Replacing your shingles correctly will ensure a long life and increased safety for your family. Be sure you know what signs to look for when assessing your roof and please don’t hesitate to call us so we can perform our own assessment on the roof’s condition.
Below is one sign you can easily look for in your home. Old or weathered shingles can be dangerous because of the further damage they can create in other areas. Read more tips here…
If your roof shingles are falling apart or missing in this area, it’s a definite sign you need a new roof. Valleys are one of the most important areas of your roof. Snow and rain flow through valleys and into gutters. If the valley is compromised, you could be susceptible to roof leaks.