You bought a new home, and you don’t know how long the roof will last. This is a common dilemma that new homeowners face. If you’re not a news homeowner, you may simply be questioning how many years you have left on that roof you had replaced a decade or so ago. No matter what your reason for asking is, here are a few signs to look out for if you think you may need a new roof.
- Check your attic. Thoroughly check your attic for wet spots, streaks, stains, and beams of light coming through the roof. All of these can be indicators that you need a new roof.
- If you have been the owner since the last time the roof was replaced, check your own records, and determine how long it has been. If you are a new homeowner, see if the previous owner left you any information on the roof. A typical roof should last for 20-25 years.
- Shingle Inspection. If the shingles on your roof are showing serious signs of wear, such as cracking or buckling, you may need a new roof.
- A sagging, droopy roof is often an indicator of rotting and should indicate that you must call a roofing professional immediately.
- Mossy spots. As pretty as it may look along your backyard path, moss is not a good sign on your roof. If you spot any mossy areas on your roof, it probably means that there is moisture under the shingles that may need to be addressed.
If you think you have issues that indicate you need a new roof, contact the professionals at Rogue Valley Roofing. We can help you determine the age of your roof and help you to decide if you need repairs or replacement. Call us today at (541) 776-6620.