Your roof is one of the most important components of your home – it protects the inside of your home from the elements. And while no one wants to hear they’re due for a roof replacement, if you don’t replace your roof when you first see signs of wear, it can mean more expensive repairs down the road. Here are 5 signs it may be time to get a new roof.
If your roof is more than 20 years old, it may be approaching the limit of its usable lifespan. Living in Georgia means significant wear and tear on your roof. The older they get, the more the roof shingles can wear out.
2. It's Sagging
One of the most tell-tale signs that you need to replace your roof is sagging in certain areas. This can be especially dangerous if not remedied quickly.
3. Missing or Damaged Shingles
Shingles that are cracked, damaged, or curling are no longer doing their job. Another sign of damage is a significant loss of shingle granules as that could indicate your shingles are weakening.
4. Light is Shining Through
When inspecting your roof, it’s important to examine it from your attic as well. If there is a single small hole, you may be able to have it patched, but if there are several holes, or a large hole, roof replacement may be the only option.
5. Water Damage or Excessive Mold and Rot
If you spot water spots or dark stains on the underside of your roof or exterior walls, it is likely the roof is leaking. Even a small leak can grow to become a major problem. Mold growing on exterior walls can also be an indication of a roof leak.