Wondering when to replace your roof shingles? Residential roof replacement is something most Chattanooga homeowners will face at some point in their lifetime. From minor cracks to full shingle replacement, repairs are a common resolution to roofing problems. However, it is important to know the signs that your roof is completely beyond a patch up and requires a roof replacement by a professional Chattanooga roofing contractor. Often times, a full replacement may only cost slightly more than a repair but will save you more money in the long run. Knowing these signs can help you get a new roof replaced faster and keep your family comfortable knowing that a sturdy roof rests over their heads.
How Old is Your Roof?
Even though a roof is built to last a long time, it is not built to last a lifetime. After you have purchased your home, or ideally before, determine when the roof was installed or last replaced. So what kind of answer am I looking for? Well, the average roof needs to be replaced every 20-25 years. Simply knowing that your roof is past its “due date” or is approaching it, is enough for you to schedule an inspection and begin preparations for a replacement.
Is Your Roof Starting To Sag?
A sagging roof is a major safety issue for the people living in the home and in certain cases, your roof could actually collapse. This actually points to even larger problems involved with your home such as foundation issues or structural problems. Only a professional like the team at Armor Roofing & Xteriors of Chattanooga will be able to determine your exact problem.
Do You See Sunlight In Your Attic?
It’s always a great idea to inspect your roof on a regular basis and one of the items on your checklist should be to inspect the attic. If you go up into the attic and notice rays of light flowing through your roof, you may have some roof replacement plans ahead of you.
Every homeowner has the desire to show off some lush landscaping, however, landscaping your roof is generally a problem. When moss begins to form on your rooftop, this is often a problem that goes ignored. However, moss has the ability to form a thick surface that holds excess moisture on your roof. This damages your shingles and so does the removal process if done too late.
Damage to Your Roof Valleys
Leaks in the roof are an obvious sign that there is a problem with your roof valleys. Your roof valleys are the portion of your roof that move rain and snow into your gutters. After years of use, they will most likely develop some wear and begin to spring some serious leaks. A professional roofing company will be able to help you determine what is going on with your roof and if you do, in fact, need a roof replacement.
Chattanooga Residential Roofing Repair & Replacement
If you notice any of the above signs in your roof, don’t wait and think the problem will be fine unresolved. Schedule a free inspection with Armor Xteriors today. We are a team of professional residential and commercial roofers that know our industry inside-out and look forward to inspecting your property and explaining how our services can help you!