What do you do when your car is constantly breaking down, or your home’s carpet is faded, worn, and torn? What about when your old clothes don’t fit anymore or have gone out of style or when your cell phone is outdated or not functioning like it should anymore? For most of us, the answer is going to be to replace them. Despite what many people may think, your home’s roof bears more in common with these other aspects than you think. The simple fact of the matter is that your roof is going to need to be replaced at some point during the life of your home. The point at which your roof needs replacing isn’t always readily apparent, however, so we’ve put together this short list of six signs that it might be time to start looking for a roofing replacement.
Most roofs come with a warranty of about 20 years. If your roof is well past the two decade mark, it might be a good time to start looking at replacement options. Nothing lasts forever, as they say, and your roof is no exception, no matter how well it’s maintained.
It Looks Bad From The Street
Curb appeal is an important aspect of any home. Not only does it help to increase the value of your home, but it can be a major factor if you are ever looking to sell at any point down the road. You don’t want your roof detracting from your home’s appeal. One good thing to do is to occasionally stand in your street and look for large areas of disrepair or widespread streaking on your shingles and worn areas around your chimneys or vents.
The Shingles Look Bad
It is also a good idea to get a closer look at your shingles every now and then. If a good number of them appear wet, stained, curled, bend, broken, or darker than the others, it might be best to go ahead and replace all of them at once to ensure there are no weak points in your roof surface.
There Are Granules Everywhere
When shingles begin to deteriorate, they start to break off into smaller pieces that look like dark and coarse sand. If you start seeing these shingle granules in your gutters, and around your yard or landscaping, it means your roof is essentially deteriorating.
Staining, Peeling, Or Bubbling Paint
A leaky roof can also lead to the deterioration of exterior paint around your roofline. Sometimes, it doesn’t stop there, however. This water can also leak into the interior of your home’s walls, staining them as well.
Your Roof Deck Looks Bad
Your roofing deck consists of the beams that hold up your shingles and roof as a whole. If you ever see that these beams are sagging or show any evidence of moisture damage, it is important to have your shingles and your roof deck replaced by a Dekalb County roofing contractor.
If you would like to know more about 6 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Roof, please call 815-754-7663 or complete our online request form.
What Homeowners Say
"I am very pleased with the service you did for me. It was done fast and a great job. I did refer you to a couple of people and you did an excellent job with them as well." -- Stacy F. - Sycamore, IL
"My roof looks great! The men did a great job. Everything was cleaned up afterwards just as you said it would be. And it was a very hard roof to work on." - Audrey, G. - Kirkland, IL
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