Your roof is marking its 20th birthday. While that’s a big day for humans, for roofs, it’s a sign that you need to get a new one. Even if it doesn’t start showing problems in this ripe old age, it’s just a matter of time.
Soon, you’ll notice shingles on the ground, water damage and leaks in your attic, and even plant life making its home on top of your roof. When these things happen, you now have a safety hazard on your hands so you can no longer avoid replacement. To see all the signs you need a new roof, keep reading this helpful guide.
1. The Roof’s Age
Twenty years was a little exaggerated. Most roofs will give you about twenty-five good years. After that mark, even if the roof looks perfectly fine, you’ll need to replace it. Looking good doesn’t equal structurally sound.
Like with humans, there are a few factors that can increase it’s aging process. For example, if you live in a sunny area and don’t have much shade around your home, you’ll find that your shingles are cracking and falling way sooner than they should be.
2. It’s Leaking
One of the most obvious reasons that you may need to get a new roof is that it’s leaking water. If your roof is getting older head to your attic after it rains and look around for any damp areas.
If you notice stains or dampness of any kind you’ll need to get it replaced soon because his will eventually attract mold and cause further water damage.
3. You seem to Be Missing Shingles
At some point, you’ll start noticing more and more of your shingles missing in action. This means that they are coming loose and are being carried away by the elements.
You can buy more singles and replace them but this isn’t ideal. You’ll never be able to find shingles that are exactly the same color as the ones you have. This can get tacky pretty fast.
4. Your Roof Is Becoming a Jungle
Plants growing on your roof can give it a fun deep jungle look but it’s not exactly a good sign. The bright green moss and vines growing around the roof hold tons of moisture which will cause heavy water damage after a little bit.
They can also cause some discolorization to your shingles which will do no favors to the roof’s appearance.
Signs You Need a New Roof Pronto!
There comes a time in every homeowner’s life where they have to replace their roof. Usually, this time comes about 25 years into the roof’s life. When your roof’s lifespan is up, we hope you’re able to use this guide to the common signs that you need a new roof to catch it before your roof collapses.
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