No matter how well-built your roof is, there will come a time when it starts to show its age. The average roof has a 10-20 year lifespan, so if your home was built before modern construction methods were established or if you recently moved into a home that you did not build, a roof replacement may be in your future. Here are some aging roof signs to look out for.
1. Water Leaks
Water leaks and stains around your ceiling are most likely related to roofing damage. This can happen if your roof’s shingles are damaged and allow water to penetrate your interior. To ensure the leak doesn’t spread or begin to show up in other areas of your home, it’s in your best interest to get an inspection scheduled immediately. You can do that here.
2. Damaged Shingles
Over time, it’s common for your roofing system to experience wear and tear. Damaged shingles, specifically, can occur due to storms, temperature and other external factors. If you’re experiencing this problem or have found loose shingles in the yard, it’s one of the aging roof signs that indicate you may need a new roofing system. Proactive maintenance checks and inspections can help prevent a replacement in the future.
One of the more easy-to-spot aging roof signs is if you can feel drafts from outside in some areas of your home. What a lot of people don’t know is that windows can only do so much to enhance your home’s energy efficiency and keep it warm. If you feel a breeze where you aren’t supposed to, your roof could be failing you. On the contrary, your windows may just need to be replaced. Luckily, we can help with both.
For all of your roofing and contracting needs, you can rely on Skyline. Contact us today to let us know how we can help.