5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Roof

October 18, 2019

It can be difficult to assess if your roof needs repair or to be entirely replaced. We’ve compiled some tips that help indicate that it’s time to go for a full roof replacement. It’s a good idea to take a look at your roof critically after winter so that there is plenty of time to make any necessary adjustments.  Let’s take a look at some of the signs your roof needs replacing.

 

Age

 

Do you know when your roof was last replaced? Roofs wear out over time and typically need to be replaced approximately every 20 years. You may not be able to tell at a glance, but there are problems that come with age that are unavoidable. All roofs will need to be replaced after a certain amount of time.

 

Discolouration 

 

If your roof has dark patches, it may be indicative of wear and tear. Precipitation, as well as sunlight, can damage the roof in a way that changes the colour. Luckily, you should be able to tell with just a look if this is a problem that your roof is starting to have. 

 

Leaks

 

If you end up finding excess moisture or drips in your home it’s a good indication your roof needs attention. A leak may not necessarily mean it’s time to replace the whole roof, but it is a good time to get it looked at by a professional. If you have a leaky roof it’s important to get the problem looked at before it becomes worse. One thing to look out for is the formation of ice dams in the wintertime. These are indicative of an air leak and could point to a weakness in your roofing system. 

 

Mold

 

Mold forming on your ceiling is caused by excess moisture. This moisture could be a result of a simple plumbing issue, or it could be due to a leaky roof. Mold can be a health concern, so if you see mold it’s important to have an expert evaluate how to proceed. Proceed with caution, especially if your home has children or pregnant women present, as they are susceptible to mold poisoning. 

 

Structural Problems

 

You may notice a sagging roofline if you have a structural issue. Another indication is changes in the shape of doorways within the home. Roof problems can cause doors to sit improperly in their jams, and can even open on their own in some cases. One thing to consider is that there are other causes of structural problems, such as a cracked foundation. It’s important to be sure the roof is the issue before investing time and money into replacing the roof. 

 

 

 

The Bottom Line

 

It’s important to have any issues you notice assessed by a professional. Some problems that may indicate an issue with your roof may not need to be addressed with a full roof replacement. If there is any sign of moisture leaking, especially if it is accompanied by mold, get it checked before it becomes a bigger issue. Is it time to get your roof looked at? Call Wolfenburg Roofing today! 613.800.9058 

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