Even when you have taken good care of your roof, there will still come a time when your roof reaches the end of its lifespan. Here are 5 signs you need to replace your roof.
You Have Algae & Mold Growing
Most roof problems are related to water and this is no exception. When the weather is humid, especially during warm summers, it encourages the growth of algae and mold growth on your roof. The algae itself won’t necessarily damage your roof, but it may be an indicator of underlying problems, so you may want to get it checked out. If you do have algae, you will at least want to treat it with an anti-algae coating to stop the problem from spreading.
You Have A Roof Leak
If you have water leaking into your house, it is worth getting a professional’s opinion on whether or not a roof replacement is the best option. Sometimes leaks can be taken care of with smaller fixes, but sometimes it can indicate extensive roof damage that needs to be taken care of. Look for water damage on your walls and ceilings. It could be an active leak that appears wet, but make sure to check for brown spots that show previous water damage, as well.
You Have Roof Rot
Roof rot is the extensive water damage that you want to avoid whenever possible. Roof rot is caused by high humidity, which results in excessive moisture and is often made worse when your attic is poorly ventilated. If you notice your roof sagging or other indicators of roof rot, you want to call a professional immediately. It starts rotting the wood and causing damage to the structure of your house that will only get worse if left untreated.
Your Shingles Are Buckling, Curling, or Missing
The shingles on your roof have to stand up to a lot of harsh elements, from hailstones to high winds. Catching problems at the first sign of damage can help you to keep your roof well maintained and extend its lifespan, but if you are noticing many of your shingles showing excessive sign of this wear and tear, it may be time for a roof replacement.
You Find Shingle Debris In Your Gutters
When your asphalt shingles are “shedding” debris, it may be a sign that they are nearing the end of their lifespan. A few granules now and then isn’t a warning sign, but when you see that debris building up in your gutters, it is time to get your shingles checked and look into having them replaced.
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Crazy Horse Roofing specializes in roofing and gutters in Northern Colorado in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins, & more, and we believe in treating every customer like they are family. We know how important your roof is in keeping your home and your family protected and safe, so we will do whatever we can to make sure your roof is safe, strong, and sturdy.