Replacing a roof is a safe, long-term investment that you can enjoy for the rest of your life if you make the right choices regarding the materials and the roofing contractor that you will hire for installation and periodic maintenance.
But unlike a hole in the floor, which we notice immediately, the wear and tear of the roof is not always as obvious. For this reason, in order to know when to repair and when to replace your roof, it is necessary to check it periodically, especially after the cold season as well as after severe weather phenomena. Look for the following signs:
- Leaks in the attic
- Broken tiles, torn or destroyed by storms, missing shingles
- Deformed, obsolete, curved tiles, discolored by the sun
- Lack of shingle granulation – poor installation of the gutters as well as missing gutters allow water to flow and wash away the protective granules. Their loss accelerates the aging process of the roof.
- Mold on the walls/ ceiling or cracked paint
Some of these problems can be solved by a professional local company like Home Solutions of Nebraska performing repairs, but when the roof is old, damaged on a large surface, or when its resistance structure is affected, it will have to be replaced.