When to Consider Getting an Estimate for Replacing or Installing a Residential Roof and Light Commercial Roof
Often times, people wait for a major leak before deciding that their home or business needs a new roof. However, these problems can be caught before they happen by knowing how to spot a roof that’s in disrepair. The professionals at Yates Builders will be able to give you the trusted advice you need for any roofing decisions. However, if you are noticing any of the following signs, it is probably time to contact us to give you an experienced opinion for the best timeline to consider replacement.
Signs a Residential Roof Needs Replacing
While there are plenty of signs that indicate a failing roof, the age of the structure can help answer a lot of questions. If the roof in question is more than 20-25 years old, it’s likely time to replace. While it’s plausible that a roof could still be in good shape after a couple of decades have passed, it would be wise to expect problems afterwards.
One sign that a roof needs replacing include buckling or curling of the shingles. Not only will shingles curl with age, but the protective granules will eventually erode away. Missing granules, curled shingles, or missing shingles are all definite signs that a replacement should be made rather soon.
A lot can also be determined about a roof by climbing into the attic and checking for pinholes of light. Likewise, as you search for signs of punctures from underneath the roof, be sure to feel around in the insulation for moisture.
Signs a Commercial Roof Needs Replacing
Because commercial roofs tend to vary greatly from residential roofs, they exhibit their own signs of wear and tear over the years. Rusting and deterioration of metal should never be ignored, and splitting and blistering should also be handled with care. Ignoring problems like these is what often leads property owners to a disastrous issue down the line.
If the membrane of the roof has been excessively punctured or damaged, a replacement should be made immediately. Avoid using large amounts of caulking to fix tears to the membrane, as they can ultimately do more harm than good.
Mold problems are also often indicative of roof problems. While they don’t always signify a problem specifically with the roof, it should be ruled out. If the roof in question is leaking significantly, this can lead to mold, water damage, and an overall weakening of the structure. Never ignore mold problems; find their root cause as soon as possible.
If you have any concerns about the condition of your roof on your home or business, please contact Yates Builders today for your Free Consultation. We are here to help you protect your largest investment!