The roof is one of the most important parts of your home. You have probably done everything to keep it in good condition. However, it gets to a point where the roof is damaged or starts wearing out and repairing it may no longer be an option. So, how do you tell if it’s time to replace your roof?
Consider the Age of Your Roof
An asphalt roof, for example, can last 20 to 30 years. If houses around the age of yours are having new roofs installed, your house may be up for a replacement. Keeping good records of roof replacement can take the guesswork out of knowing the age. An experienced roofer will also be able to give you a pretty good guess after inspecting the roof.
Granules showing up in your downspouts or yard can be an indication your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. The loss of granules means the shingles are not being protected from the sun and rain. The beating sun will dry out the shingles, causing them to crack and curl.
A sagging roof signals an issue with the decking or with the support in the attic. If your roof is sagging, you need to consult a roofing specialist to address the cause. The earlier this problem is handled, the less damage you will have.
Consider the Amount of Damage to Your Roof
Age isn’t the only reason to get a roof replacement.
Missing shingles will allow water to leak through the roof and make its way down into your home. Water stains across the ceiling and running down walls is a sign of a leaking roof. If your house has multiple leaks, replacing it may be a cheaper option than repairs.
Consider the Cost of Repair vs. the Cost to Replace
In a case where your roof is extensively damaged, the cost of repair might be close to or exceed the cost of having a replacement. A new roof also changes the overall appearance and value of your home, making the replacement a value booster. Seeking expertise advice on the cost could assist you in making the best decision.
If you are looking for roof replacement in Calgary AB, contact Hubbard Roofing & Exteriors for quality services which will meet your needs and exceed the value of your money.