Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?
Your home’s roof protects your investment from rain, snow, and other weather conditions that can quite literally put a damper on things. A defective roof can be a source of major frustration and negatively affect the value of your home. But how can you be sure that your roof needs an upgrade? Check out the top 5 signs that show it’s time to replace your roof.
If your home is leaking in any capacity, it’s a signal that your roof has been compromised and may need to be replaced. Leaks can lead to water damage to both your home and your personal belongings – not to mention the hassle of repairing it. Water damage can also have an impact on the structural integrity of your property, creating a safety hazard for you and your family. Be sure to contact C&C Family Roofing at the first sign of leaking to get your roof squared away.
The next time you’re searching for that old photo album in your attic, take a look at your roof. If you can spot any hint of sunlight peeking through the shingles or slats, your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. Even the tiniest crack of light can indicate a structural weakness, and rain or snow could be next. Your home could also be losing heat through these gaps, which will only drive up your energy bill.
There’s nothing that ages a home like a sagging roof. This type of damage can create ‘valleys’ in your roof that impede proper drainage and could even indicate structural issues in your foundation. In extreme cases, a sagging roof can collapse, leaving you with a serious problem.
Cracks in your shingles point to damage from heavy winds. A cracked shingle here and there is nothing to worry about, but the presence of several throughout your roof is a surefire sign that the wind damage will continue to spread. Your roofing contractor can provide you with further insight and let you know if your cracked shingles mean that your roof needs to be replaced.
When it comes to your roof, age is definitely more than just a number. A roof’s longevity will depend on the type of materials used, but every homeowner should evaluate their roof around the 15 or 20-year mark. Most roofs will last longer than this, but repairs may need to be made after a decade or two. If your roof is older than 30 years, you may have to replace it. Your expert roofing contractor at C&C Family Roofing can evaluate your roof and advise you on the best course of action for your home.
Contact C&C Family Roofing to Replace Your Roof Today
C&C Family Roofing has provided exceptional roof replacement services for over 25 years. For more information about our roofing experience or to request a free estimate, contact our team of licensed contractors or send us a message on our website.