Are you noticing problems with your roof? It could be time for roof replacement. Having a roof that’s in good condition is essential to keeping your home protected and safe, so it pays to look out for signs that roof replacement might be necessary. There quite a few reasons why roof replacement may be the best option for you. Here we’ve outlined the most common causes for roof replacement:
Holes in the Roof
Holes can occur from severe weather conditions or sustained wear over time, leading to roof damage that can’t easily be repaired.
Numerous Leaks or a Leak that Cannot be Repaired
If there is more than one leak in your roof, it indicates significant structural damage that may be difficult to repair, and roof replacement could be the best course of action.
Extensive Storm Damage
High winds, hail and other severe weather can cause extensive roof damage that requires roof replacement to restore your home’s protection from the elements.
If water damage is left untreated, it can lead to significant structural damage which necessitates roof replacement.
Thick Mold or Moss Growth
Mold and moss growth on a roof often indicates moisture trapped underneath the shingles and can lead to more serious issues such as compromised structure and wood rot if not treated immediately. In this case, roof replacement can be necessary.
Corroded Roof Valleys
The roof valleys are the spaces between roof slopes, and when these become corroded or damaged, roof replacement is often your best option.
If your roof has sustained structural damage, roof replacement should be considered to ensure that your roof remains structurally sound and able to protect your home. Structural damage can be caused by a number of different factors from animal infestation, termites, shifting earth, holes, numerous leaks and other types of roof damage.
Roof’s Sheathing is Soft or Rotten
If the sheathing under a roof’s shingles is soft or rotten it can indicate water damage, requiring roof replacement for optimal protection of your home.
A High Number of Bald Shingles
Your roof may need replacing if there are bald spots on more than 30% of its surface area as this indicates significant wear which puts your home at risk. Bald shingles occur when the granules on their surface wear off over time.
When it comes time to replace your roof, choose a GAF Master Elite roofer like MD Roofing. GAF is the leading roofing material manufacturer in North America, and they have awarded us their highest distinction – the Master Elite roofer status – for our superior roofing services and expertise. With MD Roofing, you can be sure that your roof replacement will be done properly and professionally with top-quality materials! Contact us today for your free roof inspection.