One of the most common questions a homeowner has about their roof is how to determine if their roof needs to be replaced. It may be hard to determine if roof repair is the answer, or if it is past the point where repairs would cost more than replacing itself. Thankfully, there are some factors you can look at in determining if it is the right time to replace.
The Age of the Roof
The age of the roof is a major factor when deciding whether it should be repaired or replaced. With a little research, you can figure out the average lifespan of a roof made with the same materials as your own, and if it is near or past the average age, it is time to replace it.
The State of the Shingles
Individual shingles can be replaced, but if the majority of them are severely curled or bent, it is probably time to replace the whole roof. If the nails are rusting, this can mean that there is substantial damage through the whole structure and it will be unable to withstand the elements for much longer. Furthermore, this can open your house up to water damage if the roof is not functioning the way it should.
Utility Bills Are Suddenly Much Higher
If your utility bills suddenly skyrocket even though you haven’t changed your lifestyle, it could be a sign that your roof is failing. Roofs not only cover a home, but also work to insulate and control temperature. One in need of replacement throws the whole system out of whack.
Moss Growing on the Roof
If there is substantial moss growth on your roof, or other organic growths like algae, this is a sign that replacement is likely more financially feasible than repairs.
Hadley Roofing is a family-owned business of roofing experts. We can help you determine if your roof needs repairs or replacement. If you suspect you need a new roof, contact us today.