Whether you’ve had a recent hailstorm come through your area or maybe your roof is just really old, there are a few main reasons why you may be in need of a new one. Here’s a list the three most common reasons you need a new roof.
Reason #1 – There Is Damage To Your Roofing System
The roofing system consists of shingles, underlayment, and flashing all working together to protect your home from the elements. Because of the complex installation process that is required to ensure the proper performance of the roof, it is not always easy to repair a small area of the roof.
More often than not, an entire slope needs to be replaced and if the damage is significant, your entire roof may need to be replaced. The basic principle of roofs is that little problems lead to big problems, so you don’t want to ignore issues just because they seem small. If you think your roof may be damaged by a hail or windstorm, the best thing to do is to call a reputable roofing company like Aspen Leaf Roofing to have them thoroughly inspect your roof and home for damage.
Even the smallest hole can let moisture through to your attic, which can lead to wood rotting, mold, and other structural problems. Most likely your homeowner’s insurance will cover most of the cost for the repair.
Reason #2 – Your Roof Is Too Old
Sometimes roofs simply get too old and need to be replaced. The exact time and age at which this happens are a little different for every home. Some of the factors that determine if your roof is too old are the general construction of your shingles, the ventilation of your attic, the climate in which you live, and even the color of your roof.
The easiest way to tell if your roof is getting out of date is to visually inspect it for shingle loss or check your gutters for excessive asphalt particles. The average age of a roof is 20-50 years, again depending on the aforementioned factors. A reputable roofing contractor should be able to come out and give you an honest assessment, for free.
Reason #3 – Your Roof Is Ugly
Believe it or not, we replace a lot of roofs because the current one is just plain ugly. Your roof has a drastic effect on the overall curb appeal of your home. If you live in an area where the homes around you are upgrading to newer materials or more modern colors, you may find that the best way to “keep up with the Joneses” is to upgrade the roof of your house. This can often be done for much less than some think, and many of the top shingle manufacturers have adopted online applications that allow you to insert a picture of your home and manipulate the roof with their color options.
In our experience, these are the three main reasons that people are getting repairs done and receiving new roofs today. If you think your roof needs a repair or needs to be updated, the best thing to do is to call a local roofing company and ask for a free consultation.