Knowing When It’s Time To Get A New Roof

Nothing lasts forever, especially when it comes to our roofs. Every roof goes through your typical wear and tear issues over the years. It’s inevitable and perfectly normal. However, it can be a bit tricky to know when it’s time to get a replacement roof. From tears and holes to moisture and mold, there is a variety of problems that can play a factor in replacing your home’s roof. Here are some glaring issues that will tell you it’s time to get a new roof. 

Leaky Chimneys 

This is a pretty common problem among most roofs. It’s essential to ensure the stability of your chimney and not just to make sure that Santa Clause has a way of entering your home on Christmas Eve. Leaking chimneys can result in water stains and other markings on both your chimney and walls. Making sure that your roofing contractor takes a look and examines your chimney is an excellent way of avoiding a leaking chimney. 

Damaged Shingles 

Damaged shingles are the most obvious sign of roofing damage. Buckled and damaged shingles usually occur when moisture in your attic forces the nails in your roof to push up and out of the roof. These nails leave behind small holes and cracks that will leave your shingles damaged and buckled. These holes will leave your roof and home exposed to the outside. 

Moisture And Mold 

Mold growth usually occurs when an attic is not adequately ventilated. Usually, condensation will eventually develop underneath the roof that will cause nails to rust and mold to grow. When left unattended for long enough, this mold can cause your plywood to rot and thus in need of a new roof. This can be a common problem among both new and old roofs due to ventilation problems. And to make matters worse, mold and moisture issues can cause serious health problems if left unattended or unwashed. 

Holes And Cracks 

This may seem like an obvious one, but you may be surprised to find that most people leave holes and cracks in their roofs without taking any steps to fix them. These minor damages can occur in a variety of different ways. From exterior damage to certain weather conditions, holes and cracks form from all kinds of conditions and situations. The temperature within your attic also plays a factor when it comes to holes and cracks forming in your roof. The temperature can make the wood within your roof move and expand, thus resulting in general wear and tear that will damage your roof.