5 Signs You Need a New Roof
How do I know if I need a new roof?
A new roof lasts between 10 and 30 years, depending on products, weather exposure and maintenance. Leaks are one of the more obvious sign of concern, which could be in the form of discoloration of your wall/ceiling, cracks or actual dripping water. Take note of your roof after an especially windy storm – are any shingles missing or in your neighbor's yard? Don't fret – some items can be repaired with a simple roof coating or a few new shingles, but if the roof is older and you are having these problems, you should definitely consult a professional.
Obvious active leaks/discoloration to ceilings or walls (interior & exterior)
Shingles curling or buckling (sloped roofs)
Roof material splitting or cracking (flat roofs)
Obvious missing shingles/extreme granule loss (on ground or in gutters)
See daylight through attic sheathing or boards
Sagging or warping in roof decking
*ALSO NOTE: if several neighbors are getting their roofs replaced, you might want to consider getting an estimate/inspection
Simple gutter maintenance can help prevent water from getting stuck in the wrong place. Over time, the acids from runoff eat away at your roof and further damage any small problems you may already have. If you have large trees surrounding your home, consider installing gutter guards to prevent gutter buildup.
Something as simple as a roof coating can extend the life of your roof by years and not only save you money, but keep your family warm and cozy throughout the cooler seasons.
Peek up into your attic and check for proper insulation. Look for gaps or voids where warm air can escape and cost money. Walker Custom Roofing professionally installs insulation and attic vents, so if you have any questions or installation needs, give us