Your roof is your home’s most important protection against rain, snow, and nature’s elements. Your roof can also significantly impact the appeal of your home in the eyes of potential buyers. What are good signs to look for when considering a roof replacement?
As the new year begins, we break down the top 5 signs that you might need a new roof in 2023:
1. Shingles Are Visibly Worn
Worn or damaged asphalt roof shingles can allow water to leak into your home. This can cause major damage to insulation, drywall, and your possessions. If your shingles are visible worn, it is time to call a professional roofing contractor to assist you in replacing and repairing those shingles.
2. You’ve Noticed Leaks Or Bubbling In Ceiling
A roof leak can be complicated to find, and difficult to fix. Leaks can also cause mold and rotting to your roof sheathing, which can be costly to repair. Call a professional immediately if you notice any leaks or bubbling.
3. You’ve Experienced Heavy Storm Damage
While a bit obvious, once your roof has been hit with heavy storm damage several times, it is important to have a thorough inspection done. Signs that your home has storm damage include missing shingles due to wind damage, dents or holes due to hail damage, and fallen debris.
4. Your Neighbors Are Getting New Roofs
Depending on why your neighbors are getting their roofs replaced, it might mean good news for you. Usually after strong storms, homeowners will get their roofs replaced due to hail and wind damage. If this is the reason why your neighbors are getting their roofs replaced, chances are that your roof has experienced some sort of storm damage and might be worthwhile to get an adjuster to come and take a look at the damage to confirm.
5. Your Roof Looks Old
The average life span of an asphalt shingle roof is around 30 years. If your roof is more than 30 years old, chances are it is looking old and raggedy and in desperate need of a face lift. If your goal is to sell your home, it is a good idea to get a new roof placed to help the equity of your home. If you plan on staying in your home, it is still a good idea to get the roof replaced to ensure that the interior of your home is protected against unnecessary water damage due to roof leaks.
Whatever the reason is to consider replacing your roof, our roofing experts at Jireh General Contractors LLC are ready to answer any questions you have about your roof repair or replacement. We work directly with insurance companies, and also offer several payment options to give you the flexibility to make an informed decision about your individual roofing need. Call us today to find out more!