Don’t wait until there are countless problems before you replace your roof. It’s better to act fast before any problems become too costly.
It’s easy to forget about your roof until something goes wrong. But the roof of your home should get a little more attention and credit. After all, your roof is what protects you and your loved ones from the elements. It is a critical piece in the overall health of your house—it is integral to the safety and structure of your home. Because of this, it is essential to keep an eye on your roof, especially as it ages and as harsh seasons pass, so you know when it is time to replace your roof.
Continue reading to learn five signs that it could be time to replace your roof.
Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?
Advanced in Age — Generally speaking, most asphalt shingled roofs have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. Begin watching your roof for signs of wear and tear as your roof approaches the 20-25 year mark. If you are unsure of your roof’s age, a professional roofer can help you determine how old it is. Additionally, they will be able to tell if your roof is closing in on the end of its life.
Missing Shingles — After an intense wind storm, your roof may be missing a shingle or two—don’t worry about that. Of course, you’ll want to replace them as soon as possible, but we’re talking about when your roof is missing so many shingles it starts to look like a chessboard. If you’re missing a decent percentage of your shingles, you may require a roof replacement.
Curling and Lifting Shingles — Like missing shingles, curling or lifting shingles can expose your home to rain, snow, and other harmful elements. Thanks to excessive moisture in your attic, shingles can begin to curl or cup. So they can provide the most protection from leaks and other problems, your shingles need to lay flat on your roof.
Winter Ice Dams — Does your roofline collect ice dams or long icicles during the freezing winter months? It may mean that your attic isn’t insulated well and is allowing heat to escape. This creates moisture, which then freezes, leading to significant problems like leaks, water damage, and a damaged gutter system.
High Utility Bills — If your monthly utility bills are exceptionally high, your roof might not be functioning at its best. A well ventilated and insulated attic is necessary to keep heat and air conditioning from escaping through your roof.
Contact We Do Roofing SLC
If any of the above warning signs sound familiar to you, it could be time to replace your roof. At the very least, it is time to have a professional inspect it.
The professionals at We Do Roofing SLC have more than 20 years of experience and provide expert roof jobs. Whether you need a new roof altogether or need simple roof repairs for your residential or commercial property, our licensed and insured roofers can handle your job. We proudly serve Salt Lake City, West Valley City, West Jordan, Murray, and neighboring cities throughout Utah. Contact the knowledgeable and experienced team at We Do Roofing SLC for your quick quote today.