Do you ever feel like your house is just sort of… tired? It’s dated, maybe a bit worn down looking, and you’re not sure if maybe it’s time to call it a day. But call it a day, where? A new home is expensive. And unless you own a lot and can build a new house from scratch, you’ll probably have to look at your old home and ask: Is it time for a new roof? New siding? Some new windows? Here’s some signs to look that indicated it may be time for a new roof.
You Have a Leaking Roof
If you’ve had any leaks in the past, or you’re starting to notice some now, it’s time for a roof replacement. It doesn’t mean you have to get a new roof and call it a day, either! There are many different ways to approach roof repairs that can be cheaper than a full roof replacement. If you’re noticing a lot of leaks in one particular area, a leaky flashing repair may be a cheaper option than a replacement. In some cases, you can repair a whole section of your roof, replacing only the damaged part instead of the whole thing.
You have moss build up on your roof
A leaky roof can result in moss growing on your roof in a very concentrated area, which is a huge sign that there’s something wrong with your roof. If you want to keep moss off your roof, you can invest in a roof maintenance service or hire a professional to clean your roof for you. Otherwise, you can get a new roof and be done with it once and for all.
Your shingles are starting to look worn
Shingles are only supposed to last about 15 years, so you may be getting close to that time. Are the shingles starting to look worn and faded? You don’t want to leave them up there on your roof. They won’t protect your roof as well as a new shingle would, and they may even start to fade more quickly. You can replace your shingles or have your roofer replace them with a newer type of shingle.
Your Roof Is Cracking
A cracked roof isn’t a good sign. If you have a crack in your roof, you should replace your roof as soon as possible. It’s not a cheap thing to do, and it’s going to cost you a lot more. However, in the long run, it beats trying to patch up a cracked roof rather than replace it. Cracks can open up a whole new world of potential problems with your home’s plumbing and electrical systems. The risk of the problems is high and extremely dangerous, therefor they shouldn’t be ignored.
Replacing a roof could cost you thousands of dollars- a heavy investment indeed. Therefore, you need to take time and get a professional to guide you on the best approach. At B & F Southern Solutions, we take roof replacement seriously so homeowners have peace of mind.