The roof of your house is one of the first things people will notice when they drive past it. It says a lot about you, your style, and how well you take care of your home. We often neglect it when it comes to remodeling or getting repairs done, but that stops now. Below we will examine the different warning signs that should alert you to needing a new roof.
How Old Is Your Roof?
The age of your roof is a good indication of whether or not you should think about replacing it soon. Most roofs are built to last around 20 years, but this lifespan can be shortened depending on where you live and what kind of weather your roof is exposed to, how often you perform maintenance and what material the roof is made with.
You should do regular inspections, especially as your roof ages, to make sure your roof remains in good shape!
If your roof is made with asphalt shingles, then checking for missing granules across your roof is an important part of any inspection. If your roof is missing too many of those granules you should look into replacing your roof.
To check for this problem, you can either look directly at the shingles and inspect whether they have lost a lot of granules, but an easier way might be to look in the rain gutters on the edge of your roof and see if any granules have collected there. A few asphalt granules is not cause for alarm, but if you find a lot you should call Fairfield County Exteriors!
Cracked or Broken Shingles?
Another sign that your roof needs replacing can be cracked, broken or curled shingles. The curling shingles are most common with asphalt roofs, but most other roofing materials can crack or break in some way.
These damaged shingles can make it easier for water to seep under the roof causing leaks into your home, if these leaks can’t be stopped with simple repairs, then you should look into replacing your roof all-together.
If after reading this blog you think you need a new roof or want to get your roof inspected, then call Fairfield County exteriors today or check out our website! With over 20 years of residential roofing experience in Connecticut, we know how to handle all of your roofing needs! Don’t let your roof keep you from having the best house on the block!