Sometimes it’s obvious, but sometimes roofing companies get calls from people who don’t know what they’re looking at. We’ve put together a list of signs that will tell you that it might be time for a roof replacement!
Your Roof is Leaking
This is the most obvious sign that your roof needs to be replaced, and it’s also the most common one. If you’re noticing water spots on your walls or ceilings, or if you can see any daylight coming through your roof, then it’s time for a new roof.
Damage from water can be significant and costly. Ceilings are particularly susceptible to damage, especially if they are damaged by leaks. It’s important to check for any water leaks that may have caused the damage and take appropriate steps to repair them.
Leaks can often go undetected for long periods of time, so it’s important to be vigilant in checking for them and fixing them as soon as possible. Failing to address a leak early can lead to even more extensive and costly damage. If you’re not sure where the leak is coming from, it’s best to call in a professional who can help identify and fix the problem. Taking these precautions can help protect your home against water-related damage.
Your Roof is damaged and/or deteriorated
If your roof is starting to show signs of wear, it’s probably time for a roof replacement! If you see water stains, cracks in the roofing material, or missing shingles on your roof, then it might be time to call a roofer.
Cracked flashing around chimneys and skylights
Your chimney and skylights may need to be repaired if the flashing around them is cracked. Flashing refers to a thin, metal strip that’s used as a protective covering for things like vent pipes or seams where two surfaces meet up. This type of damage can occur over time due to exposure to wind, rain, snow, and other environmental elements.
If you’re seeing signs of damage like this, it’s important to get them fixed as soon as possible. Left untreated, the damage can spread and cause bigger problems down the road. It’s best to call in a professional to take a look and make any necessary repairs.
Check Failing Roof Tabs
In some cases, roofing companies will recommend checking your roof for roof tabs. Roof tabs are metal plates of different shapes and sizes that the shingles lock onto – if a roof tab is broken or missing it’s going to cause problems with water getting into your attic!
If you have an asphalt roof, then check for curled-up edges on the bottom part of each piece of shingle. In some cases, these can be replaced without having to replace all of your shingles, but they might also indicate torn-up plywood underneath which would require a full replacement. If any pieces seem loose or unstable when you walk on them, call us before more damage is done!
Roof Decking Boards
So, what are roof decking boards? Decking boards are the layer of boards that sits on top of your roof rafters. They provide a flat surface for roofing materials to be installed, and they also help to protect the roof sheathing from moisture and weather damage.
Decking boards can cause problems with roof replacements if they’re not in good condition. If the decking is warped or rotted, it can’t support the weight of new roofing materials – this can lead to water infiltration and other roofing problems. In some cases, you might need to replace the entire roof decking before installing a new roof!
Looking for Signs of Water Leaks
There are a few signs you can look for to determine if your walls have been damaged by water. If you notice any of the following, it’s likely that you have a small leak and should call a professional:
– Cracks in the paint or wallpaper
– Bubbling or peeling paint
– Dark patches on the wall surface
– Warped wood panels or molding
– Stains on ceilings or floors near the walls
Water damage can be costly and dangerous to repair, so it’s important to catch any signs early. By being proactive and checking for these signs regularly, you can avoid more serious problems down the road.
How Long Does It Take to Replace a Roof?
The roof replacement process can vary depending on your roof, roof type, and roof pitch. A roof with a low pitch will take less time to replace than one with a very high pitch or multiple pitches.
In general, most roofs will be replaced in three steps: removing the old roofing material from the existing deck, installing new plywood underlayment for water resistance, and finally putting down your choice of shingles! It typically takes about an 8-hour day for every 100 square feet of roof surface area that needs replacing. If you have any questions regarding how long it might take to replace your roof – give us a call today!
Should I call a Roofing Company Now?
So, how do you know when your roof needs to be replaced? If you see any of the signs above, it’s time to call a roofing company for an estimate! Most roofing companies will offer free estimates, so there’s really no reason not to get one. And even if your roof doesn’t need replacement now, getting an annual inspection can help catch small problems before they turn into big ones.
Looking for more information on roofs and roof replacements? Check out more of our blog or feel free to call us with any questions!