Your roof serves as the frontline defence against the elements, but it won’t last forever. Sometimes, a simple repair isn’t enough and a replacement is necessary. Here are some top signs that it’s time for a roof replacement or re-roofing:
- Age of Your Roof:
Different roofing materials have different lifespans. For instance, asphalt shingle roofs typically last 20 to 30 years, while metal and tile roofs can last much longer. If your roof is nearing or beyond its expected lifespan, it may be time to consider a replacement.
- Shingles are Curling or Buckling:
Curling or buckling shingles are often a sign of an aging roof system. Shingles that are severely curled or buckled can allow for water infiltration and lead to leaks.
- Multiple Leaks:
While a single leak can often be repaired, multiple leaks may indicate that the underlayment of your roof is failing. In this case, a roof replacement is likely necessary.
- Extensive Moss or Algae Growth:
While moss or algae growth can be merely a cosmetic issue, it can also be indicative of trapped moisture, which can lead to roof damage over time.
- Sagging Roof:
A sagging roof is a serious issue that suggests a structural problem. This may be due to prolonged exposure to moisture, poor material quality, or improper installation. A sagging roof often necessitates a replacement.
- Granules in the Gutters:
If your gutters are filled with shingle granules, it means your shingles are nearing the end of their life expectancy. Look for consistent colour on your roof. Darker or inconsistent colour can mean the granules have worn away.
- Daylight Through the Roof Boards:
If you can see daylight coming through the roof boards in your attic, it’s a sign that your roof could have serious issues such as structural damage or worn-out underlayment.
- High Energy Bills:
If you notice a sudden increase in your energy bills, it may mean that your roof is no longer insulating your home as it should, allowing heat to escape during winter and enter during summer.
If you observe any of these signs, contact a professional for a roof inspection. At Kiwi Roof Masters, we offer comprehensive roof inspections and can provide you with the best options for roof replacement or repair. Get in touch with us today to ensure your home remains safe and protected.