The idea of changing the roof of your home is not always a pleasant one, as it means you will have to spend a bunch of money from your savings to get the job done as fast as you wish. It is not a job you can afford to postpone since the roof of the building is its shield against unwanted elements.
Even though most roofing systems these days may last up to 20 years and longer, the geographical location of the building, usage, and materials will affect its lifespan. Living in the Northern part of Texas, homeowners are prone to experiencing bad weather conditions and heavy rainstorms. It often makes a roof replacement needed sooner compared to other regions.
Here is how to deal with and notice any possible damage and leaks before having the worst problems.
Your Roof Ages 25 Years Old
Before examining for any visible signs of damage and leak, it is essential to keep track of the age of your roof. Most asphalt shingles will last from 20 to 30 years. Even if your old roof still looks fine and in good condition, it is a better idea to hire a professional roofer to have your roof checked for any problems you cannot see from the ground. If a roofing company says your roof is still in good shape, you most likely have another 5 to 10 years before it needs replacement. Moreover, it is an excellent idea to examine the roofs of your neighbors for further comparison. If you observe your neighbors are starting to have their roofs replaced, it might be an indication you should replace yours, too.
You Observe Your Roof’s Shingles Are Curling
A warning sign that your roof may be near its end is if the roof’s shingles center or edges start to curl up. Shingles can curl up by either crawling or cupping. Crawling occurs when the edges of the shingles remain flat, but the middle starts to rise or bubble. Cupping takes place when the shingle edges begin to curl upwards and away from the roof.
These are clear indications of weathering and are signs there may be some possible problems, like damages or leaks, on their way. Once you notice curling up, you should plan to replace your roof immediately, within 1 to 5 years. Hire professional roofers from Rugged Roofing and Restoration to ensure high-quality roofing services at affordable pricing.
You See Missing or Cracked Shingles
It is a common problem. It is usually a result of storm or wind damage. There are just a few missing or cracked shingles here and there. It is not a big concern, and replacement might be easy. Yet, if you begin noticing the cracking is not just an isolated incident in a specific area and is widespread on the entire roof, it is an indication your roof is nearing its end.
There are Algae or Moss Present on The Shingles
Algae and moss build-up is something we do not get much in North Texas. You will commonly hear this issue in more humid areas. Nevertheless, it is better to be always prepared and check any signs of moss or algae.
Moss and algae build-up is generally just a cosmetic issue and not a reason to get your whole roof a replacement. You can always hire a roof to get the moss eliminated, but it soon comes back. Moreover, moss tends to grasp moisture against the roof, which can go down in the winter and freezing temperatures. Not only that, but moss also tends to bunch up around and under shingles, often elevating them and giving them inefficiency in protecting your roof from uncoveted elements. Some homeowners choose to change their roofs with moss-resistant material. If you observe any signs of moss on your roof, ensure you get it examined and removed by professional roofers from Rugged Roofing and Restoration. We remove the moss or algae as soon as possible.
Your Roof Is Sagging
It is safe to say this issue will perhaps not ever harm your roof. Sagging of roof occurs slowly over time, and the result is typically a much bigger and deeper structural problem. It could bring issues with decking or framing in the home’s attic or a possible problem with the structural supports of the foundation. The issue may be localized or small, which can be easier to take care of and fixed. If you notice any sagging issues, call Rugged Roofing and Restoration right away!
Call Rugged Roofing and Restoration for New Roofs
It is always a good idea to see that your roofs are in good condition. However, if you start noticing the problems mentioned above with your roof, well, it might be the perfect time to call us for a roof inspection and replacement. We are one call away. For more details about roof installation and replacement, contact us now or visit our website.