How to Know When To Get a Roof Replacement
It’s easy to take your roof for granted. After all, it’s been quietly and faithfully performing its job—protecting your home from the elements—for years. But, like any other component of your home, your roof will eventually need to be replaced. The lifespan of a roof can be anywhere from 15–30 years, but this depends on many factors such as the type of roof, the quality of the materials, the climate, and how well the roof has been maintained.
Here are some signs that you may need a roof replacement:
Your roof is over 15 years old
Even if your roof is made with high–quality materials and has been well–maintained, it will eventually need to be replaced.
You see signs of wear and tear
If you notice missing, curled, or cracked shingles, or granules accumulating in your gutters, it’s time for a new roof.
Daylight is visible through your roof
If you can see daylight shining through your roof, it means the roof’s decking is exposed and needs to be replaced.
Your energy bills are increasing
A damaged or inefficient roof can cause your energy bills to spike. If you’ve noticed a sudden increase in your heating and cooling costs, it could be time for a new roof.
Your roof is sagging
A sagging roof is a sure sign of structural damage and must be addressed immediately. 4. daylight is visible through your roof: If you can see daylight shining through your roof, it means the roof’s decking is exposed and needs to be replaced.
There is water damage
If you see any water damage on your ceiling or walls, it is a sign that your roof is leaking and needs to be replaced.
If you’re thinking about a roof replacement, contact North Shore Home Works at (847) 409-5507 or fill out the contact form on this website. We’re a leading exterior home remodeler serving the Chicagoland area. We’ll be happy to inspect your roof and provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate.