Warning Signs – When is it time for a new roof?

Warning Signs – When is it time for a new roof?

Do you know the warning signs for when it is time for a new roof? Look no further, Right Rate Roofing is here to show you a few of the basic warning signs.

Roof Age

This warning sign may seem simple, but it is important to understand how old your roof is so you can better estimate the amount of roof life remaining. Typically, a shingle roof will last up to 25 years but some can last longer. Consider the roof age and shingle manufacturer to truly understand your need for a new roof. Having trouble estimating the age of your roof or how much life your shingles have left? Contact us at Right Rate Roofing for a Free Quote!


Attic Signs

Not many homeowners venture into their attic, but you should head into your attic at least once per year. Why? The attic can provide vital clues as to the performance of your roof. Signs such as deck rot, wet insulation, water marks, or beams of light are indicators of a poor performing roof system. While these warning signs may not indicate a complete roof replacement, it is important to call a professional roofing contractor immediately. Structural damage, even minor, to your roof system can cause substantial problems down the road.


Roof Check

Now that you are out of your attic, grab a ladder and ascend to your roof (safely). After safely establishing yourself on your roof, scan the shingles to make sure there are no damaged or missing shingles. This is a quick and easy way to determine the status of your roof. Next, review the roof valleys for moss or other build up. Finally, survey the shingles for any cracking, buckling, or sagging. If you find any of these warning signs, it is time to call Right Rate Roofing.


Granule Loss

This warning sign can be found either on top of your roof or as you are descending from your roof. Typically, granule loss can be observed within your gutter system. Shingles are made of granules and they are compressed to form the shingle that protects your roof system. Over time as your roof ages, the granules will loosen and fall off. It does not happen over night, but you will be able to notice this warning sign as more and more granules make their way into your gutters.


Don’t wait until it is too late. Contact Right Rate Roofing today!

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