Your roof is crucial to the integrity of your home so when it’s time for a replacement you don’t want to wait around until it’s too late. There are a few tell-tale signs that your roof is in need of replacement. If you think you may need a roof replacement here are a few questions you should ask yourself.
How old is your existing roof? The age of your roof plays a big factor is in health. If your roof is over 20 years old it may be time for a replacement. This also depends on if the old roof was removed or if the roof was installed over another layer.
Are your shingles curling or buckling? Shingles that are curling or buckling are another sign that you may need a new roof. You can see if your shingles are curling by looking at the slope of your home that gets direct sunlight and if you notice the shingles are curling it could mean their life expectancy is coming to an end.
Is your chimney flashing made of roof cement or tar? If so it may be time to replace your flashing with long-term watertight fitting such as a metal flashing.
Can you see daylight through your roof boards? If you notice a spongy feel or any bounce or give when walking on your roof it could mean the underlying decking is weakened from moisture. You should check your attic to see if you notice any light coming through the roof boards, as well as check for moisture in the insulation.
All of these can be signs you need to replace your roof. If you suspect you need a roof replacement contact the professionals at Robbins Roofing for a full roof inspection. Robbins Roofing has been serving the Wakefield and the surrounding already for over 50 years so you know you can trust your roof in their hands.