Is your roof nearing its life cycle?

It’s no surprise that your roof is one of the most essential elements of your home. It protects you and your family against the outside elements, creates a warm and cozy living environment, and greatly adds to the curb appeal of your entire house. A quality roof is one of the best investments you can make for your home both for protection and to increase your property value. But when is it time for a replacement? What issues are easily fixable and which ones are signs you’re ready for a new roof? Here are five indications to consider. 

Your roof’s 25th birthday is approaching

Even if your roof appears well intact from the outside, the shingles can start to deteriorate after 20 years. A professional team like Cost Saver can evaluate your roof, 

especially around the quarter-century mark, to estimate the years you may have left or if it’s time to plan for a replacement. Especially consider making a check-up for a roof between 30-40 years old. 

Shingles are loose, lifted or balding

There are several telltale signs you can easily spot by observing the state of the shingles. If your roof appears worn, get a closer look to see if the shingles are loose or lifted. Shingle edges can curl in two ways: cupping happens when the edges of the shingles turn upward, and clawing occurs when the edges lay flat but the middle rises. Cracked shingles can indicate deterioration as well. And while it’s normal to find some granules in your storm drain, massive balding spots may indicate your shingles are baking in the sun and deteriorating without the protection provided by granules. 

Moss is growing

Moss on your roof can be normal, especially on surfaces that don’t receive much sunlight, particularly in cool, moist climates. However, when left unattended, moss can hold in moisture, damaging the granules on top of the shingles. If you want to remove the moss, don’t assume you can power-wash or scrape it away yourself. Employ a professional team to remove the growth as they will take care to keep your granules in tact. 

Your home has been through a storm

Storms can cause visible damage to your roof. If left untreated, even minor damage can lead to further issues down the road. Additionally, professionals are able to help identify hidden damage from hail or wind that may be hard to notice from the ground. After a storm, consider an assessment. Cost Saver can assist homeowners who either do or do not need insurance companies involved. 

 

Your neighbors are replacing their roofs

Lastly, if you’re unsure about whether you need a new roof, consider what your neighbors are doing. Homes built around the same time period are likely going through the same weather conditions and aging process. If your neighbors are replacing their roofs, your home may be due for a new roof as well.

If you notice any of these signs or would like a professional to take a closer took for these indications, contact Cost Saver for a free, no-pressure consultation today!

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