Indications it’s Time to Replace Your Roof

Your roof is the most important and most expensive investment on the home. The roof over your head protects you and your home from water damage and exposure to the outside elements. Unfortunately, roofs don’t last forever. Overtime, they begin to show signs of wear and tear. Often homeowners don’t realize their roof needs to be replaced until a problem occurs.

As with anything else, it is always better to be prepared. You can look for early signs of damage to reduce cost on repairs, risk of other property damage, and injury to yourself and others. Keeping your roof properly maintained and in good condition will ensure your protection and future resale value. During inspection, pay attention to these warning signs:

Water Damage- The most noticed sign is brown, yellow, or grey moisture stains on the ceilings and walls. This usually indicates there is a leak in the roof. If this is an issue you’re experiencing, call in a roofer for an inspection. They’ll be able to find where the source of the leak is, go over options with you, and repair the problem.

Over Lifespan Expectancy- Nothing lasts forever and that includes your roof. The average lifespan of a roof is typically between 20 and 50 years. This is dependent on the roofing material used, maintenance, and location.

Sagging- A roof that is sagging suggests there is trapped moisture that has rotted away boards beneath the roof. When this happens, it’s time for a new roof.

Moss , Mold, & Mildew- If you notice moss, mold, or mildew, call in a roofing specialist to inspect the roof. This problem occurs when there is trapped moisture which, as we have established above, is not good for your roof!

Curling or Buckling- Shingles that start to curl or buckle is an indication they’re damaged and not properly attached. When this happens, it’s important to have a roofer replace the curling or buckling shingles, especially prior to a storm with strong winds as this can lead to further damage if the wind catches it.

Missing Shingles- Arizona is known for it’s monsoon seasons brining heavy rainfall, lightning, and strong winds. If your shingle is loose enough and that gust of wind hits it hard enough, it gets lost in the wind and you end up with missing shingles on your roof. It it advised to have a roof inspection after a wild storm to inspect for damaged or missing shingles.

Missing Flashings, Gutters or Fascia- Missing or damaged flashings, gutters, or fascia, is just as serious as missing or damaged shingles. Get a roofer to make the necessary repairs or replacement to ensure the durability of your roof.

Integrity Roofing

Your Phoenix, Arizona roofing experts are available for any roof maintenance, inspections, repairs, or replacement. Not only do we work on residential roofs, but we also specialize in routine roof inspections and maintenance for commercial properties. Our roof experts can identify and repair any and all problems with your roof. For more information on how we can assist you, call us at 602-548-3770.