It can be difficult to gauge when to replace your roofing, as many times the damage can be fixed with a few minor fixes. However, there are a few ways that you can determine whether you need to replace your entire roof, or not. Let’s look at some of these items.
Check your attic: The attic will be the first place you notice anything. If there is any sunlight at all in the room, or if it is not properly ventilated, you will need to replace the roof. A way to avoid this is by making sure your attic is properly ventilated, as well as properly insulated. The attic can reach about double the temperature as the inside of your home if not properly ventilated, and this can cause roofing problems.
Age of the Roof: Roofs can last between 20 and 25 years, so they should be checked consistently every few years, to be sure, and then have a thorough inspection at the 20-year mark.
Rot and Damage: Rot and damage to a home can be detrimental if they are not taken care of. Water damage, especially, can be a huge issue for many homes. This also relates to damage from winter snow and ice, which causes massive problems if not fixed right away. This kind of damage can make the roofing structure cave in on itself and potentially collapse, leaving your home vulnerable to many things, such as water flooding, animals, etc.
Plants: If there are plants growing on your roof, or to be more specific, moss, fungi, and other frequent elements, this is a sign that the roofing structure may be compromised. If you frequently remove these, then you will have no problem, but letting this grow and expand can really cause problems for the future.