A well-installed roof will last for a long time, but it’s not going to last forever. How long will your roof last? That depends on a lot of things, such as the type of roof that you have (i.e., metal, asphalt shingle, wooden shingle, tile, etc.), the expertise of the installer, and the local weather conditions.
Is it time to replace your roof? Below are just a few of the signs that point to “yes.”
It’s getting old
Different roofing materials have different decay rates. For example, slate roofing systems can last up to 100 years, whereas tile roofing systems may need to be replaced every 60-75 years. Most asphalt roofing systems need to be replaced every 25-30 years and standing seam metal roofing systems often last between 30-50 years. If you have questions about the decay rate of your current roofing system, you’ll want to talk with a professional.
Your roof is going green
Having moss in your yard is one thing. Having moss atop your home is another. Why? Because moss holds moisture against your roofing materials– and moisture can (and will) decay your roofing system. If it appears that moss, fungi, or mold is growing on your roof, you’ll want to have it inspected as soon as possible. The inspector can tell you whether you’ll need to repair or replace your roofing system.
It’s missing something
Are you missing a few roof tiles or shingles? Do you have other tiles or shingles that look worn or damaged? If so, you may need to replace your roof. Why? Because if your roof isn’t functioning as it’s supposed to (namely, it’s not protecting your home from the elements), your roofing system may have water damage. If the damage is extensive, your roof may need to be replaced.
Your shingles no longer lie flat
If you have an asphalt shingle roof and the shingles appear to be cracked, broken or damaged, you’ll want to have your roof inspected. When shingles start to curve up at the edges (also known as cupping), or they start to curve downward at the edges (also known as clawing), this is often a sign that a roof may need to be replaced.
Are you concerned that your roofing materials are damaged, and that your roof may need to be replaced? Call Kleinberger Corporation today to schedule a free, no-cost inspection.