Although owning a house brings many advantages, being a homeowner also carries certain responsibilities. One of them is taking care of the home’s roof, the most important part of the whole house.
Regardless of the roof’s maintenance that you provide, it’s almost certain that you’ll eventually need to replace it, and to tell when is the time for a roof replacement, specific signs on your roof can answer that question.
To help you identify them, we have created a list of the most common signs that your roof is ready for a makeover, so read them carefully.
YOUR ROOF IS IN ITS 20S
If your roof has reached its 20th birthday and is still counting, we need to tell you that you should start planning a roof replacement.
Like all things, the roof also has its lifespan, and in North Texas lifespan of a roof is somewhere between seven and 12 years, after which the roof loses its original function, which is to protect you and your family from weather elements and to provide you with a warm and comfortable home.
Cracked, loose, curly, damaged, or missing shingles are another sign that your roof is craving a replacement. These issues are especially prevalent if your roof is covered with 3-tab asphalt shingles, which are most popular across the United States due to their affordability.
On the other hand, 30-year architectural shingles are known for their durability and endurance and are not as prone to the issues like curling and cracking.
SHINGLE GRANULES IN THE GUTTER
Another problem that comes directly from old and low-quality shingles is the massive accumulation of shingle granules in the gutter. Not only can they cause leakage since they are blocking water in the gutters, yet they are a definite sign that asphalt shingles are at the end of their lifespan.
This is kind of self-explanatory, isn’t it? If you notice that your roof has massive leakage issues, delay it anymore, it’s time for a roof replacement – ASAP.
Flashing are pieces of metal used around any intersection or projection in a roof, such as vent pipes, chimneys, adjoining walls, dormers, and valleys.
Even though they are long-lasting, in time, they start to rust and crack and lose their original purpose, which is to protect the intersection on the roof from water and leaks.
ISSUES WITH THE ATTIC
Another sign that your roof needs to be replaced is if your attic is full of mold, as well as if you can see daylight through the attic, which is an obvious sign that the roof is no longer protecting the home and that you will face leaks as soon as the first rain comes.
WHO TO CALL IF YOUR ROOF NEEDS REPLACEMENT?
If your roof in Forth Worth needs to be replaced, RYCO Roofing is the one you should call. RYCO Roofing is the leading roofing contractor in Fort Worth, with hundreds of finished roofing projects in its portfolio and the same number of satisfied clients full of praise for our work.
At RYCO, we are fully committed to our clients and their home. Therefore, you can be assured that your roof is in good hands and that you will get the best possible service and material since we are working with the most reliable type of asphalt shingles – 30-year architectural shingles.
Bearing that in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule an appointment as a first step in the roof replacement process of your home in Forth Worth.