How To Tell When It's Time For A New Roof
If you own a home in Houston, TX or the surrounding areas, thanks to our varied weather and climate (hot summers, hurricanes, etc), you have probably wondered if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.
How do you know if it’s time? What are some signs that you need a new roof? Here are a few signs to look for when considering getting a new roof:
- When was the last time it was replaced? If it’s been more than 10 or 15 years, it might be time to get a new roof.
- Is there discoloration either in several places or all over? Discoloring is a definite indication of aging and is a big turn off to potential buyers if you’re selling your home.
- Has your Houston home’s roof ever had a “lay-over” (where an additional layer of shingles is placed on top of the existing layer)? This is an economical fix that eventually needs to be replaced as well. If it’s been a while since that lay-over was installed, it’s time to get a new roof.
- Is your roof leaking? This is an easy way to tell that your roof might need replacing. A quick patch might solve the problem which can save you money but roof leaks may be an indication of a greater problem that should be inspected as soon as possible by professionals like Monarch Roofing (free roof inspections).Water causes severe damage to your home including rotting your home’s wood framing, creating mold on surfaces like sheetrock, and generally bringing down the value of your home and causing hazardous living conditions (breathing mold is bad). These damages can get worse the longer they’re allowed to continue.
So, what benefits are there to replacing your roof? When you’ve had a qualified professional inspect your roof and give you a free estimate for roof replacement, you’ve made huge step in attaining peace of mind that only a new roof over your head gives. Not only will you be able to sleep better at night but your home will look better and its value will increase which definitely helps if you decide to sell your home – a brand new roof is a great selling point!
If you’re considering roof replacement or would just like to get it checked and inspected, contact Monarch Roofing and you’ll get a certified, qualified professional who can give you a free inspection and answer any questions you may have on getting a new roof.