Replacing a roof can cost anywhere between $5,000 to $10,000 or more. Needless to say, it’s a big financial decision. But putting off getting a new roof could cause serious damage to your home – costing you even more money.
So, how do you know when it’s time to replace a roof? You’re about to find out!
Read below for 5 signs it’s time for a roof replacement.
1. Evidence of Water
One of the most obvious signs you need a new roof is when you see water damage in the attic or the top-floor walls or ceiling. Over time, cracks can develop in the roof allowing water to leak in. You can contact a roofing contractor to patch the leak but that’s only a temporary fix.
Water damage can ruin the interior of your home and welcome unwanted bacteria and mold. At the first signs of a leaking roof, consider replacement!
2. Damaged Shingles
When is the last time you inspected the outside of your roof? Go outside and take a look now.
Did you notice that the shingles were curled or warped? Are some of the shingles missing or hanging on by a thread?
If you answered yes, it’s time to call roof replacement services. They can help you replace the shingles and restore your roof back to normal.
3. Your Roof Is Old
Fine wine is better with age but your roof is not. Search your records to find out when the roof was last reshingled or replaced. The average life span for a roof is between 20 and 25 years. The timeline can also be affected by what type of residential roofing you have.
4. Sagging or Drooping
When the support structure holding up your roof (the decking) has been damaged by moisture, your roof may sag or droop. Damaged decking means it’s time for a new roof. If you’re on the roof and you notice parts are soft or sponge-like that’s a sign of damaged decking and yet another red flag that it’s time for a new roof.
5. Moss, Mildew, and Mold
Don’t be fooled by the adorable alliteration – these three things growing on your roof are a bad sign. First, it could be that your roof hasn’t been cleaned in a while. But it could also mean that there’s damage from water.
Your best bet is to call a roofing contractor and find out the roof replacement cost. The total cost will depend on a number of factors including how big your home is, where you live, and the material your roof is made of.
It’s Time to Replace a Roof
If you have noticed any of the warning signs above, it’s time to replace a roof. While it seems like a big project, it’s necessary to protect everything and everyone inside your home.
Talk to a residential roofing expert and find the perfect roof replacement material in your budget. And once you’ve tackled this roofing project, take a look at our other home improvement blogs to learn more!