What signs should you be looking out for that indicate your roof needs replacing? That’s what we’re going to be talking about today, and hopefully by the time we’ve finished you’ll be able to spot the tell-tale signs that it’s time to do something about that roof before more serious and expensive repairs are required.
Is your roof suffering from water damage? If you are starting to find damp patches upstairs, make sure your first steps are to check the roof. Don’t immediately jump to conclusions and assume it’s just a bit of damp. You may need to replace some of the roof, and if you don’t do something now, at least some rudimentary repairs, then you could be looking at a full roof repair somewhere down the line. That will cost a lot more so consider roofing repairs now rather than later.
An Old Roof is a Roof That Needs Repairing or Replacing
When was the last time your roof was repaired, or replaced? If it’s starting to get a little old, then perhaps it’s time to have it replaced, or at that very least have some parts of it replaced to increase its longevity. Most roofs can last for around 20 and 25 years, and some are obviously even older. If you’re unsure as to how old your roof is you can call someone out, preferably a roof with enough experience and skill to be able to identify the age of your roof.
Are your Shingles Starting to Curl?
There are two ways this can happen, there’s cupping and there’s clawing. Cupping is likely to happen when the edges of your shingles have started turning upwards, clawing occurs when the edges are flat but the middle has started to rise. Both are signifiers of weathering and it needs repairing as soon as possible. These kinds of clues are a definite sign that repairs need to take place before things get worse, and you go from small tell-tale signs of leakage to something far more serious.
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So now you have a good idea of some of the biggest things you need to worry about, perhaps you’ve been up on that roof already and you’ve decided there’s something not quite right, you’re not entirely sure or you realise there’s something wrong, but don’t have a clue.
Why not talk to one of our experts who’ll be glad to discuss your roofing requirements and talk about what you should do next. We could come and take a look, and if you want an expert opinion, you won’t get one better than from us here at J Gordon Roofing. We have years of experience and a whole team’s worth of expertise and knowledge, so give us a call.