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Signs You Need To Replace Your Roof

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It can be difficult to know when your roof has finally had enough and needs to be replaced. Like so many other things, we generally don’t think about them until something goes wrong. We’re here to guide you through some of the more telling symptoms that your roof is ready to be retired.

So, what are some of the early warning signs you should look out for and how do you spot then?

Leaks – Puddles, Wet Patches, And Faulty Electricals

The obvious one, and the one from which most other signs appear. One of the most noticeable signs that a roof that is coming to the end of its career is when it is no longer watertight. A leak immediately communicates that your roof is either in need of repair or replacement. If you’re lucky, the leak will appear in a prominent, noticeable place, alerting to the problem. However, it isn’t always so easy. Make sure to check for that ever-ominous dripping sound when it rains. Other, less immediately obvious symptoms of this issue are mould, cracks in the plaster, and a persistent musty smell. These should also be checked for on a regular basis to avoid permanent and expensive damage to your home.

Mould – Dark Patches on the Ceiling And Illness

Usually an extension of water leaks, mould appears as dark patches on your walls and ceilings. Numerous instances of this could be a sign that you have leaks affecting inaccessible spaces in your home. This is not just an issue of convenance or aesthetic. If this mould isn’t dealt with materially and at its source, then you and the people you live with could become more susceptible to a whole host of health and safety issues, not least among which are respiratory infections, allergies, and asthma.

Light Polutin – Spots Of Light And Brighter Rooms At Night

This seems like we’re stating the obvious; if you can see the stars overhead then you’re probably very aware that you need a new roof. However, this symptom is somewhat more complex. If you notice that your rooms are lighter at night than you remember them being in the past, then you could be looking at indirect light pollution. A serious sign that your roof has met the end of its tenure.

Pests – Rodents, Insects & Signs Of Their Presence

Rats, wasps, and hornets absolutely love a roof in poor repair. Cracks and other sorts of deterioration gives them ease of access and a ready supply of water that makes your roof the perfect home for them. If you notice a sudden increase of pests in your house, your first call (after an exterminator) should be to enquire about the state of your roof. Take care to ensure that your home doesn’t become a hive.

 Age – How Old Is Your Roof?

Even the best roofs have an expiration date. If you have a particularly old roof, no matter how well made it is, then you should be looking for an effective replacement before you incur costs resulting from the symptoms above. The average lifespan of a roof is 10-25 years, but this can vary wildly. If you don’t know how old your roof is, or its expected lifespan, then it would be in your best interest to have your roof evaluated for its remaining lifespan.

Contact Us To Learn More About Whether Your Roof Is In Need Of Replacement

Save yourself hassle and expense repairing water damage and the whole host of other issues which manifest when a roof in poor repair is left untended. Contact us today. 

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