Your roof is your home’s first defense against the exterior world. It protects the inside of your house from water damage and nature’s other elements. However, it is easy to forget that significant acts of nature, such as storms and tornadoes, are not the only thing that can destroy a roof. While keeping your home in good condition can maximize the length of life, it will begin to show signs of wear and tear: These warning symptoms are signs that it is time to replace your roof:
Age of Your Roof
The life expectancy of your roof depends heavily on the roofing material and environment. You should find out when your roof was installed and with what materials so you can get an estimate of the lifespan of your roof. If your roof is approaching or exceeds the age range, it is time to consider a replacement.
A sagging roof is an immediate call for concern. Roofs are designed to be straight therefore, sagging means that the structural integrity is compromised and could result in a collapsed roof. If you notice sagging in your roof, you must have your roof inspected by a professional before it is too late.
Leaking and Water Damage
Water leaks can cause serious damage to other parts of your house and your personal property. Brown, yellow, or grey stains and peeling paint could all indicate that the roof is damaged. While a single leak may not call for a completely new roof, multiple leaks can be a sign of underlying concerns that may worsen. Taking preventative measures by getting your roof inspected at least once a year can save you thousands in repair costs and detect problems before they reach the point of no return.
High winds can cause tree branches to fall and damage shingled roofs. A wind-damaged roof can be seen in loose or missing shingles and indoor leaks. Wind damage to the roof can be repaired; however, the repair cost will depend on the severity of the damage. If you can see your shingles flapping in the wind or notice water leaking from inside, it might be time to hire a professional to inspect your roof for damage.
Call Nick’s Roofing and Siding Today To Get Your Roof Replacement Quote!
Nick’s Roofing and Siding is a commercial and residential roofing contractor that has been servicing the needs of business owners and homeowners in Glenview, IL, for many years. Since opening in 2017 as a family-owned business, we know how important it is for you to take care of the place you call home so that it retains its value and beauty for years to come. That’s why when we work on your home’s exterior, we utilize nothing but the best supplies available.
We are fully licensed and insured, and our team of experienced professionals is here to assist with all of your roof replacement needs. Call us today at (630) 888- 6708 to request a quote or a free roof inspection today!