The repair or replacement of a roof is the one of the most costly expenses homeowners encounter. Knowing the signs to look for to determine if it is time to replace the roof is essential. Some of the signs are quite obvious, while others are less noticeable but just as important. If you are unsure of what to look for, consult the professional roofers in Portland for more information. The following are a few of the signs that it may be time to repair or replace the roof.
This is the most obvious indicator that a roof needs to be replaced. Most small leaks go undetected for some time until they finally leak through into the living space of the home. It is a good idea to routinely check in the attic during a rainstorm to check for any leaks in the roof. Performing these checks could be the difference in hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dollars’ worth of repairs.
Texture and Color
If a home has an asphalt shingle roof, homeowners are able to perform visual checks of the shingles. If shingles appear faded or look brittle on the ends it may be time for a new roof. If there is curling at the ends of the shingles, this is another sign of a stressed roof. Depending on the climate and stresses that are present by elements such as wind and snow there are some roofs that appear damaged much more easily than others. If shingles are able to be bent and break easily, then it is an almost certainty that a new roof is in the near future.
Roof Life Expectancy
The average roof lasts anywhere from 15 to 25 years from the time of installation. Many different factors contribute to the longevity of the roof such as attic ventilation and the actual pitch of the homes roof. Generally, most roofing companies will provide a free estimate for replacing the roof. It is a good idea to get multiple quotes from several different companies, to ensure that the best deal on for the roof replacement is obtained. Also remember to check the company’s reputation and work ethic prior to hiring them. Just because a company is the cheapest does not necessarily make them the best for the job. Superior Roofing combines quality service with competitive prices.
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