Signs That You Need a New Roof

Signs That You Need a New Roof
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Potential Signs That Your Roof Needs to be Replaced

Tips from Armorvue Home Exteriors of Cleveland

Generally, people don’t give much thought to the condition of the roof on their house… until it begins to leak. The problem is, by then, significant damage has probably occurred. The message? Don’t wait until you see water dripping through your ceilings before wondering what shape your roof is in. Be proactive. The folks at Armorvue Home Exteriors of Cleveland are here to explain that there are several early indicators that you can look for.

Do you have water leaks?

The first place to check isn’t the roof itself, it’s your attic. So, after a good rainstorm, arm yourself with a flashlight and poke around in the attic looking for any water leaking in. If you find some, well, Houston, we have a problem; its time to consider either roof repair or complete replacement.

When was your roof last replaced?

Do you know the age of your roof? Knowing when a roof was installed last can offer insight into how much life it has left in it. For instance, a typical asphalt shingle roof lasts 20 to 25 years, and usually not much more. If you are approaching that time frame, your roof is probably about to expire and you might want to consider replacing it soon.

Take a close look at your shingles

Sure, asphalt shingles can reveal their age through a visual inspection. If they are cracked, damaged, or buckling, then they are pretty old and repairs are in order. Also, check the gutters and downspouts for “shingle granules”—a roof that is losing lots of granules may be at the end of its useful life.

How is your roof’s flashing looking?

Flashing is aluminum sheeting that surrounds vents, skylights, and chimneys. It is designed to seal the seams of the roof from rain and weather. You can examine all your flashing to make sure there are no cracks or breaks but this usually requires climbing up onto your roof. Note: in older homes, flashing is often made of roof cement or tar. When these materials start to leak, it’s a good idea to upgrade to metal flashing.

What if I see my roof sagging?

A bumpy, sagging roof is always one that needs help. Not only does your roofing material need replacing, but you may also find the structure below it has deteriorated. Be sure to visually look over your entire roof for signs of rotting trim or sagging spots -especially at peak of the roof.

Need a roof replacement? Consider Armorvue Home Exteriors of Cleveland, OH

When it comes to installing a new roof, Armorvue Home Exteriors can’t be beat. Our dedication is to perform the finest roofing replacements and back them up with the best possible customer service.  Armorvue’s goal is 100 percent customer satisfaction. You won’t find a more experienced or skilled team of specialists when it comes to installing not just roofing but windows, doors, siding, and more.