A high-quality, well-installed roof in Coweta should last a couple of decades. But how will you know exactly when you need a new roof? Age is only one factor. So is water pouring into your home from the ceilings. Learn what else you should be looking for when considering a roof replacement.
- Age. Let’s revisit age. While many roofs will last about 20 to 25 years, for some homes, that time may be shorter. For instance, if your roof isn’t properly ventilated, its lifespan will decrease. If your roof has been patched up and repaired over the years with layer upon layer of shingles, you might need a new roof. Be sure to have your roof inspected frequently, every year, to ward off potential problems and get a good understanding of your roof’s condition.
- Damaged shingles. Surface issues on the roof, such as damaged or missing shingles, are usually easily fixed with a repair – not a whole roof replacement.
- Sagging. Issues that go beyond the surface may require a new roof. For example, a sagging roof is often an indication of serious problems beneath the roof, requiring structural repairs and a completely new roof.
- Water leaks. These may or may not be a sign that there’s trouble below. An expert can help you assess how widespread the problem is and whether or not mildew or mold has gotten into the roof.
- Installation. One of the most important factors that contributes to a longer roof lifespan is the quality of workmanship. If your roof installer didn’t know what he was doing or cut corners, the roof won’t last as long as it should. In these cases, sometimes it’s best to start over with a roof replacement than to use patchwork fixes to remedy the situation.
For more information about roofing, contact Findlay Roofing today! Whether you’re in need of a new roof, windows, siding, gutters or windows, we’ve got your back.
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