A quality, well-maintained roof is sure to give you many years of use, but like any installation, it's not going to last forever. So, as a responsible homeowner, you surely budget for the inevitable roof replacement that your North Atlanta home will require over time. Still, it's not enough to know your roof will need to be replaced at some point. You'll also need to know when that time is coming so you can get a jump on the work.
Fortunately, there are some pretty common signs that tell you it's time to gear up for a roof replacement. The pros at Watershed Roofing & Construction aim to help you get a jump on this job by detailing some of the common signs that are sure to pop up. Call our roofing contractors to schedule a replacement at the first sign of . . .
Out-of-Control Energy Costs
Roofing issues lead to insulation issues, and this problem can result in higher-than-normal energy costs. So, when your utility bills begin to creep up and stay up no matter how well you maintain your HVAC and electrical setup, chances are good, the problem is due to your old roof. The solution, of course, would be to have your roof replaced.
Advanced Roof Age
Even if your roof is in otherwise solid condition, you should prepare for a roof replacement as it reaches its expected age limit. Of course, not all kinds of roofs are projected to last the same approximate amount of time. Here are some common age limits for some of the more typical roof types in North Atlanta:
- Shingle—25 years
- Tile—50 years
- Wood shakes—30 years
Greater Need for Roof Repairs
The occasional need for a roof repair is nothing to get too worked up about. However, when roofing issues become commonplace, you'd only be wasting your money by investing in repairs. Instead, your money would be better put toward a full-blown replacement that will help to stave off roofing issues for a good time to come.
Visible Issues with Shingles
People with shingle roofs are at an advantage as they try to determine when it's time to invest in a roof replacement. After all, shingles are going to show some pretty obvious signs of visible wear. These signs include curling shingles, the presence of granules in your gutters, or missing shingles.