Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation. As the weather warms up and spring rains fall, people look forward to a new season of growth, blooms, and fresh air.
But did you know that spring can also be an ideal time to consider replacing your roof? Even if you haven't had any problems with it yet, there are many reasons why now's the best time to replace your existing one:
It's an older roof
The older your roof, the more likely it is to need replacement. A roof's lifespan depends on the roof type and materials used. For example, asphalt shingles usually last about between 15-30 years before needing replacement (sometimes less), whereas clay tiles can last up to 50 years or more.
The shingles are curling, curving, or separating from the roof deck
You might not think of your roof as a natural material, but it is. Shingles are made from asphalt, which means that they will eventually deteriorate over time. The lifespan of your shingles will vary depending on how old they are and what type you have installed on your home.
For example, fiberglass shingles last around 15-20 years, while clay tiles can last up to 50 years or longer. If you've had the same roofing material installed since before 2000 (or even 1990), then it's probably time for a replacement now that spring has arrived in most parts of North America—especially if any signs of damage have appeared such as curling edges or separating from the deck beneath them
The roof is leaking
If your roof is leaking, it's time to replace it. Leaks can be caused by many things. They may stem from the shingles or underlayment (the layer of felt between the shingles and your home), or they could be due to poor installation or aging of the roof. In some cases, leaks are caused by poor maintenance, which causes damage over time.
You notice mold and mildew problems
When you see mold and mildew on your roof, it's a sign that moisture is leaking into the decking. If left untreated, this can cause serious health problems (and even death) for people who breathe in the spores.
Mold and mildew are difficult to remove from roofs because they grow quickly in wet environments like rain gutters or leaking roofs.
If you want to get rid of these pesky pests once, they've taken hold of your home's exterior, you'll need professional help that uses specialized methods such as power washing with bleach or heat treating with steam cleaners—both of which will require drying time before re-occupying any rooms below where work was done.
There are visible signs of damage or deterioration in the roof decking or underlayment
Visible damage or deterioration can be caused by several things, including wind, hail, and weather; animals such as birds and squirrels; insects like termites; poor installation techniques (such as nails that aren't long enough); leaks or water damage; or even sun exposure over time. These are all serious issues and signs that you need a new roof.
The key to a great-looking roof is regular maintenance.
For more info, contact a local roofing contractor.Share
10 March 2023
When it came time to install a new roof on my home, I had no idea where to start. In fact, I was exploring roofing options that were a really poor fit in my climate. It wasn't until I reached out to a local roofer that I got some lessons on how to choose the right roofing material for my home and the weather exposure it is subjected to. I built this site to share my journey, including the mistakes I made and the things that I learned along the way. If you are considering replacing your home's roof, I hope that the information here can help to guide you through the process.