Does your roof looks like it’s sagging? That’s a pretty clear indicator that it’s time to replace it. You may not be able to notice this issue when you stand close to your home, but you should be able to across the street. Get far enough away so you can have an overall view of your roofing, and that will help you see if it is level or not.
Interior Water Leaks
An interior water leak may only be a sign that you need roof repairs. If the leaks are extensive enough though, you might be better off with a completely new roof. This is especially true if you have deep-rooted water damage because the roofing may need to be pulled up to fix the problem. The demolition and repair could be just as costly as getting a whole new roof.
If your roof is more than 25 years old, it’s probably time to replace it. While there is no official time limit to roofing, most roofing materials will only last for 25 years max with proper maintenance. Newer roofing materials are made to last up to 50 years in certain circumstances, but those were not available decades ago. Make an investment now, and you won’t have to replace your roofing for quite some time in the future.
HINT: Keep an eye on neighboring houses to see when your neighbors get new roofs. Most neighborhoods are built at one time, which means that all the homes in the area will be roughly the same age. If you see more than one neighbor getting a new roof at the same time, it’s probably a good idea to plan for your roof replacement.
Get Definitive Answers Through A Professional Roof Inspection
The best way to determine if you need a new roof is to get a professional roof inspection. At McLean Roofing And Siding, we will never suggest a roof replacement if a repair is sufficient. We will look at your existing roof to identify problem areas and the extent of your roofing damage. We will also let you know when your roof may need to be replaced so you can start preparing for the cost now. Call us today to schedule your inspection and get your roofing back in good condition.