Out of sight, out of mind usually applies when it comes to the condition of your home’s roof. Most of us don’t spend a lot of time looking up at our roof, so you might not give much thought to its condition unless you think it may have suffered some sort of storm damage recently. Fortunately, roofs are built to last, and you don’t have to have to worry about getting a roofing replacement very frequently, but as a responsible homeowner, it’s good to be aware of the signs for when you should start looking at a roofing replacement.
A roof typically lasts about 20-25 years. If your home’s roof hasn’t been replaced in a couple of decades, you should be inspecting your roof more frequently to make sure you are aware of its condition. Here are a few things you should be looking for:
- Shingles curling or buckling
- Missing shingles
- Shingle granules in the gutters, which is a sign of them being at the end of their life
- A soft, spongy feeling when you walk on your roof, indicating that there is likely moisture damage
If you’ve had a recent storm in your area, it’s a good idea to inspect your roof for damage. Your roof can sustain damage from a number of things, including hail, rain, flying debris, and even strong winds. Roofs are made to withstand the elements, but over time the elements will wear down your roof, so a storm that may not have caused much damage at the beginning of your roof’s life could cause serious damage if you’ve had your roof for a while.
Some homeowners aren’t sure quite what to look for in regards to roof damage, so it’s not a bad idea to have us come to check out your roof and see if you might need a roofing replacement or perhaps just some minor repairs.