Do you know when your roof needs replacement? If you’re like most
homeowners, you likely know your roof won’t last forever, but you’re
not sure when you’ll have to replace it. Many people think that
they must need a replacement when they discover a leak, and others try
to hold off and think their roof can last for many years past its life
despite numerous signs that it is weakening and on the verge of a dangerous
failure. Fortunately, our Tulsa roofers are here to help by taking a look
at five signs that you may need a new roof.
How old is your roof? If it’s older than 25 years, you very likely
need a replacement. However, if you’ve managed to properly maintain
and care for your roof, including getting regular inspections and quickly
repairing small problems, you could extend the life of your roof as far
as 30 years or so. When making this determination, it’s also important
to look at how your roof was previously replaced or repaired. If the roofers
simply put a new layer of shingles down, without removing the old ones
then your roof likely needs replacement quickly.
Shingle Curling, Buckling & Crumbling
If the singles on your roof no longer lay flat, but instead curl upward
or have buckled, then they have likely been damaged by years of exposure
to harsh heat, moisture, and high winds. Old shingles will also crumble
and you will find small granules of them in your rain gutters, meaning
they have lost their shape and integrity. This means they are well past
their lifespan and will not protect your roof in the event of more severe
weather and you should schedule a replacement soon.
Damaged Roof Valleys
The valleys are arguably the most important part of your roof. Snow and
rain will drain to your rain gutters through these low points, and any
damage here will likely cause your roof to spring a leak. If your valleys
are worn or compromised, you should strongly consider a roof replacement.
Daylight Through the Roof Boards
If you can see the light of day peering through the boards in your attic,
then needless to say water will find its way through those same cracks
and into your home when it rains next. Schedule a roof replacement as
soon as possible because your roof has lost the ability to protect your
home from damage from the elements.
Flashing is the term for the material that surrounds a chimney or vent
to seal it against any rain or other precipitation. As with shingles,
this too can wear out with age, particularly if your flashing is made
of roof cement or tar. If you see any serious damage to your flashing,
the roof around it may also be compromised and need replacement, along
with having the flashing replaced. Modern flashing is composed of a sealed
metal, which is a much more long-term solution that can remain water-tight.
If you need a roof replacement, our Tulsa roofers can help! At
T-Town Roofing, we have over 30 years of experience helping Oklahoma residents keep the
roof over their heads sealed and functioning at peak condition. We strive
to build roofs that will last for decades and relationships that will
last even longer, and we ensure this with our unwavering dedication to
providing the highest-quality workmanship and cutting-edge materials for
maximum customer satisfaction
free estimate for your roofing needs! Call T-Town Roofing today at 918.212.8184.