6 Signs Your Roof Needs to be Replaced
When to Hire a Denver Roofing Contractor
With nicer weather on the horizon, you’re probably planning your spring and summer activities and to do lists. Does a new roof belong on that list? Roofs can often be overlooked when working on that “honey-do” or home improvement list, but you may be in dire need. Here are 6 signs that your roof needs to be replaced.
When you’re cleaning up that attic, check your roof out. If you see sunlight shining through were there isn’t a window, then you need a new roof. Sunlight may make it feel lighter, but it can also mean that it will soon be wetter. Holes in the roof lead to the elements coming in. If this is happening for you, call a Denver roofing contractor fast. It could be a simple patch job or it could be more serious.
2) Green is Growing
If you look at your shingles, you’re seeing more green than gray, black, or brown? This means there is moss or algae growing. The green fuzzies won’t do anything but make your roof look different. If you’re particular about the aesthetics of your roof, then you could replace it, but this is on personal preference.
If your roof is looking less firm, then your roof may have structural damage. Sagging or bowing to the roof doesn’t mean imminent doom but fixing the problem sooner rather than later will save you a headache and a ton of work. There isn’t a ton of time to get this resolved. If you have this problem, get help right away.
4) Granules in the Gutter
Granules, those little bits of roof that shed could be in your gutter. If your roof is new, it’s no big deal. New roofs can have excess granules from the installation process. If your roof is not new, then your granules shedding is not good. Granules protect the asphalt from the sun. No granules means no protection, means damage is coming your way.
5) Sad Shingles
Check out your shingles. Are they curling? Missing? Cracked? Each of these signs could mean something is wrong, and it’s time to speak to a Denver roofing contractor
Cracked shingles are usually caused by the wind damaging your roof. If the cracked shingles are localized to one area of the roof, then don’t stress too much. If the cracks are more random and throughout your roof, it’s time to call a roofer.
Missing shingles can easily be patched with new shingles. The concern is that your new shingles will look vastly different from your old shingles. Again, if aesthetics aren’t a huge concern, the patch that spot, but if your roof is looking like an array of roof colors, it’s time for a new roof.
Curling shingles can curl up around the edges (cupping) or up in the middle (clawing). Either way, curling shingles are a sure sign of weather damage and generally mean the elements are getting into your home. If your shingles are curling, don’t wait for leaks, get a roofer to help.
Are you baking a cake and throwing a birthday party for your roof? It may sound crazy but counting those candles will help you know when you’re ready for a new roof. If your roof is older than 10 or 15 years, you probably need a new one. Don’t know how old the roof is? If you’re waking up to your neighbors’ new roof installation, then it could be time. Neighborhood homes are built together, along with their roofs. Ask your neighbors how old their roof is to get an idea of when yours will need an upgrade.
If you’ve notices any of these signs, add that new roof to your list and contact a Denver roofing contractor today!