4 Tell-Tale Signs It's Time for a New Roof
For most people, your house is probably the biggest investment you will ever make, and protecting your asset as much as possible is a smart idea.
One important way to maintain the condition and value of your house is to keep the roof in good condition.
According to the research that has been done by roof experts they say that roofs are the most crucial factor for the durability of the house. The roof not only protects what's underneath it, but it also ensures proper ventilation which is critical for cooling and heating of the house.
The longevity of your house depends on a couple of factors, which include; the one who installed the roof, its material, previous maintenance, environmental tendencies, etc.
Identifying when your roof needs special attention can be confusing and tricky for the uninformed. In this blog, we have listed four tell-tale signs to alert you that it’s time to replace your roof (or at least repair it).
If your roof is leaking it is a critical sign to show that your roof must be repaired. Ignoring the roof leaks puts your home at a dangerous risk. Your whole roof may or may not need to be replaced, but repairs are urgent at the least.
If you have spotted a leak somewhere, we recommend contacting an expert for proper inspection. Roof leaks have been known to damage electrical systems, insulation, and ceilings.
2. Notches or rain slots
If your roof is made of fibreglass shingles or asphalt, you should look at the notches between the tabs. If the surfaces of the shingles are dented, bent, cracked or warped, it is a really good idea to have a professional inspection of your roof.
3. Shingle granules
If your shingle granules are worn out then your roof needs repair. A competent inspector can probably diagnose the shingle granules and tell you if you need to repair or replace the roof right away. The granules play an important role protecting the shingles. If the granules are gone, you have a big problem.
4. Storm damage
Some roofs are not very old but due to severe weather damage they may need repair or replacement.
If any storm or other damage affects your roof you should check any warranties you have and request an insurance evaluation about the coverage. If you are missing parts of your roof from a storm, then the roof definitely needs repair and may need replacement.
Roofs are our business. If you need a professional evaluation of your residential or commercial roof, contact us.
Harvard Roofing & Sheet Metal is a family-owned business based in Langley, BC. Harvard has been supplying, installing, and repairing roofs for almost 50 years! They are “a degree above the rest” and are available 24/7 for emergencies. They operate throughout the lower mainland and greater Vancouver area.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about roofing or sheet metal, give us a call at (604) 530-1818.