If you’re familiar with a cosy, warm and leak-free home, then you understand how important is to have a good, quality roof above your head. The secret to that is to regularly check, notice and identify any potential roof damages that could create problems on the long run.
Therefore, here’s when is the best time to “run for cover” and call in the specialists. Take a look at 7 signs you may need a roof replacement:
#1 Your roof’s warranty period is about to expire
Depending on the type of roof you have and its current condition, the time frame recommended for a roof inspection is about five to ten years. However, the time you have left can also depend on which type of development you live in, because if your neighbours are starting to replace their roofing, it might be good sign that you may need a roof replacement as well.
#2 Pieces of tiles are missing from your roof
In this case there is no problem with replacing the missing tiles, here and there, but keep in mind that you won’t be able to find the same colour, so in the end your roof might end up looking like a checkerboard. That is the sign you may want to look out for when deciding to replace it entirely.
#3 Cracked roof tiles
Just as in the case of missing tiles, cracked roof tiles can easily be replaced, however, it is advisable to get an entire roof replacement within three to five years.
#4 The gutters are full of debris
If it’s been a while since your roof was installed and you’re finding debris in the gutters, this might be a sign of an important problem that may need to be addressed as soon as possible. In this case the shingles are probably half through their lifespan and getting a roof replacement is just what will fix the issue.
#5 Water leaks through your attic
The first thing to do when you notice water leaking inside your home is to check your attic. Any signs like dripping sounds, circular stains on your walls or surfaces with blisters or bubbles could show that water is leaking through the roof and into your attic. In this case, all you can do is just call a specialist to inspect the situation and come up with the best solution for the issue.
#6 Sagging roof lining
Your roof’s lining should be straight along the ridge. If you notice a sag in the middle, it might be a sign of structural issues that might even lead to your roof collapsing if not addressed as quickly as possible. To prevent this from happening, make sure to clear your roof from water after a rain, use quality roof materials and most importantly quality roofing services from specialists you can trust.
#7 Visible light through your roof
One thing’s for sure, if light is coming in, so can wind, rain, cold and snow. If you also notice stains on the walls, that means you have an active roof leak and depending on the extent of the damage, a simple leak patch can fix the issue or you may need to have your entire roof replaced in case of a structural damage. We recommend carrying out a professional roof inspection!
Have you noticed any of the above signs and you feel your roof needs a replacement? Call the specialists at Warrington Roofing today! With more the 40 years of experience in the field our team of expert roofers will deliver high standard, quality services at all times! We serve customers across Warrington, Northwich, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Altrincham and beyond...