Considering the number of roof related problems a homeowner may experience, it is indeed difficult to determine whether you need a roof replacement or simply have it repaired. There are instances when a simple leak would only seem to need basic repairs when it actually needs replacement since the leak has already caused mold which has eaten most of your roof beams.
Unfortunately, not all homeowners have the expert eye and professional training to be able to accurately tell what type of solution to implement their roof problems. On the other hand, one would not need professional roofing training to be able to identify the right solution to a roof problem if you know what to look for, you can easily tell if you need a roof replacement or repair.
Below is a list of signs you can look for to tell if you need to repair or replace your roof.
Replace your roof after 25 years of installation
Many roofing experts in Myrtle Beach agree that a roof typically lasts for about 20 to 25 years. This is, of course, depending on the particular material you have used for your roof and the condition of the shingles underneath your roof. There are situations when the roof is due for replacement but when removed, the layer of shingles underneath are properly ventilated and are still in good condition.
Curling or buckling shingles
To determine whether or not you need a roof replacement, you can consider going up on your roof and looking closely at your roof shingles. If you notice that they are curling or buckling, this means that you need to have your roof replaced. Look first at the part of your roof that gets direct sunlight as these are where shingles often get easily damaged. For best results, hire a roofing contractor to conduct an overall roof inspection to identify the real cause of your roof problems as curled or damaged shingles may either mean you need to replace your roof or you have bought a faulty roof. MB Roofing Pros offers free roof inspections and this may be the best avenue to determine the extent of the repair needed.
In addition to curling or buckling shingles, another sign you need to replace your roof is missing shingles. If you find that you have one or two missing shingles, you can opt to hire a Myrtle Beach roofing professional to replace them. This is common after a strong rain or storm.
On the other hand, if you find that there are lots of missing shingles and that the remaining shingles are loose, this means your roof is failing and you need to replace it at once. When unsure, call a roofing expert to help you determine the cause of your missing shingles.
Damage to your roof valleys
Your roof valleys play an important role in the whole roofing system. These are where rains flow through to reach the gutters. As such, roof valleys are the part of your roof that is most susceptible to damage. You notice signs of damage or wear and tear on your roof valleys, it is important that you have them repaired at once. Otherwise, you will find yourself needing to replace your roof sooner than necessary.
Presence of shingle granules in your gutters
If you are unsure of the age of your roof and you are worried it is nearing the end of its lifespan, you can tell that it needs to be replaced when you see shingle granules in your gutters. According to many roofing professionals, roofs that are failing and are near the end of their lifespan tend to lose its shingle granules more often.
It is important for every homeowner to determine whether or not they need to replace their roof or have it repaired. This will help you avoid further costly damage on your house, which may put you and your family’s safety at risk.
Give MB Roofing Pros a call today for assistance in identifying if you need a roof replacement or roof repair.
MB Roofing Pros
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577