Roof Replacement, What to look out for.
Your building’s roof tiles or IBR roof sheets is what protects it from the elements. As your roof ages, you will notice changes to the colour and condition of your roof. Certain changes, like tarnished roof sheets or the presence of mold may not be anything that needs to be corrected right away, but other signs, like frequent roof leaks and missing or cracked roof tiles may indicate that it is time for roof replacement.
If your roof tiles are falling apart or missing in this area, it’s a clear signal that your home requires roof replacement. Valleys are one of the most significant areas of your roof. Rain flow through valleys and into gutters. If the valley is compromised, you could be susceptible to roof leaks.
This is another area to be concerned about. If your chimney waterproofing consists of torch on membrane and has not be maintained in a while, this could lead to roof leaks and damage.
FREQUENT ROOF REPLACEMENT IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Many neighbourhoods and sub divisions are built at the same time. If you observe that your neighbours are replacing their roofs, there’s a good chance that your roof also needs to be replaced. The best thing you can do in this instance is to schedule a roofing inspection and estimate for a new roof. This will enable you to plan for roof replacement before it starts leaking and causing structural damage.
If you have excess moisture in your attic, an increase in mold in your home or water spots on your ceiling, you may have a roof leak. Some roof leaks can be patched. However, if you’ve experienced several roof leaks within a short period of time, this is a sign that your roof is near the end of life and should be replaced.
ROOF TILES FALLING OFF OR MISSING
The roof tiles on your building’s roof are what ensure that your roof is watertight. When they are missing, or you notice roof tiles laying on the ground around your home, it’s a sign that you need to schedule a roof replacement.
RUSTY NAILS, MOISTURE OR SUNLIGHT IN YOUR ATTIC
If you suspect your roof is nearing the end of its useful life, you should take a trip up to your attic. If you see moisture, water puddles, rusting nails or sunlight, your home’s roof is compromised and should be replaced as soon as possible.
Tiled or IBR roofs are designed to last between 20 and 30 years, depending on your local climate and the type of tiles that are installed on your roof. If your roof is nearing the 20- to 30-year range and you notice any of the above signs, it’s probably time to replace your roof. Our qualified roofing installers can inspect your roof, recommend the appropriate replacement roofing system and replace your home’s roof before you experience extreme structural damage to your roof and/or your home.
Your roof is arguably the most important component of your house. After all, it keeps water out of the building. While nobody likes having to pay for roof replacement, the critical and aesthetic function it serves should help ease the pain.