Does this sound like you?
You have lived in your home for a while, but you were not the original owners. At this point, you may not remember much about the initial roof installation on your house. This could have your wondering how much time your roof has left before you need to have it replaced. Continue reading to learn how to tell when it’s the right time to start thinking about roof replacement.
What is Your Roof Type?
The average lifespan of a roofing system depends on a variety of factors, primarily the type of material and how well it was maintained. For instance, asphalt shingle roofs last an average of 25 years with good care, while other roofing materials might not make it past their 20 birthday. Regardless of roof material, the general rule of thumb for replacing a roof due to old age is around 30 years. If your roof is approaching 30 years or more, it could very well be time to have it replaced.
Talk to a Licensed Roofer
The best method for determining the current condition of your roof is to have a professional inspection performed by a licensed Indianapolis roofing company. This approach will allow you to make educated decisions on roof renovations or replacements. They have the knowledge, training, experience, and equipment to implement a comprehensive inspection of your roofing system, and provide a written report of their professional recommendations and estimates for service.
Common Signs That Suggest You Need a New Roof:
⇢ Water Leaks
⇢ Sagging Roof
⇢ Curling Shingles
⇢ Cracked Shingles
⇢ Large Portions of Missing Shingles
⇢ Excessive Moss and/or Algae Growth
⇢ Mold and Mildew
⇢ Roof Discoloration
⇢ Roof Granules in Gutters
⇢ Sunlight Shines Through the Attic Ceiling
Estimating Time Left
Depending on the collection of signs your roof is showing, you may not need roof replacement immediately. For instance, cracked or missing shingles suggests your roof has a few years left, while granules in the gutter suggests that your roof is about halfway through its lifespan. More immediate causes for concern include sagging roofs, sunlit attics, and water leaks. If you have these problems, be sure to contact a professional roofer right away.