How do you know when it’s time to replace your shingle roof?
Is your roof starting to show its age? In addition to being an eyesore, an old, worn-down roof can be quite dangerous. If you’re thinking it might be time to replace your shingle roof, but you’re not sure if it’s necessary, ask yourself these questions. Then, get a professional opinion. Call us here in Phoenix for a free roofing checkup, and we’ll send one of our expert roofers out to your home to take a look at the structure and shingles.
Here are some of the signs that it might be time to replace your shingle roof
Is your roof droopy or sagging?
Roofs should never look like they’re sagging or drooping in any area. If yours does, it’s probably time to replace it, because a sagging roof is a top sign of water damage. Look for signs of water collection or leaks to determine if your roof is being affected by roof rot.
Once a rooftop shows signs of rotting boards and trapped moisture, total replacement is generally needed. Though this can cost a lot of money up front, it’s much wiser than waiting for your roof to fall inward and damage your property or even hurt someone inside.
Are your shingles buckling, damaged or falling off?
Heavy Arizona winds and storms can damage shingles and cause them to fall off. A few times each year, it’s important to check on your shingles and make sure they’re in good condition. Look for telltale sings of trouble, such as buckling, cracked, or broken shingles. If you notice any bald spots on your roof where shingles used to be, replacing them should be your top priority.
If you spot damaged shingles call a Ky-KO Roofing Systems professional to provide you with a roof checkup and repair estimate. A professional can let you know if the damage can be fixed or if the entire roof needs to be replaced.
Is green stuff growing on your roof?
Green stuff looks great in the garden, but it should never be seen on your roof. Due to our aridity, this is a rare issue here in the Valley, but it can happen with the right conditions in the wetter months of the year. If you have moss growing in shaded nooks and crannies of your roof, you have a moisture problem.
While you can remove most moss by using a stiff-bristled brush to sweep it from your rooftop, don’t make the mistake of ignoring the underlying problem. Find out why moisture is pooling in that area and correct the issue before it leads to even greater damage in the future.
Is your flashing broken or cracked?
Flashing is the thin material that roofers use to seal seams around skylights, vents, and chimneys. It’s also used to direct water away from important areas of the roof. In older homes, flashing is often made from tar or cement, but thin metal is generally more effective.
If your flashing is broken, cracked, or shows other signs of damage or weakness, talk to a roofing professional right away. Replacing damaged flashing is essential for keeping water out, where it belongs. If you have an outdated flashing system, consider upgrading it for added durability.
Are you ready to replace your roof?
If your roof is beyond repair, replacing it is important for your safety. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for a homeowner to tell how far gone a roof may be. That’s why it’s always best to get a consultation from a professional before replacing your shingle roof.
Call KY-KO Roofing today to claim your free roof checkup in Phoenix, AZ. We’ll get in touch with you soon.