Should You Replace Your Roof Now?

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A worn out tile or a broken shingle may not be enough for you to replace the whole roof. However, there comes a time when the inevitable has to be done. The best time to check for defects to your roof is the summer. Defective roofs do not handle well during the rainy season. If you’re wondering when to replace your roof, consider the following points suggested by havocbuilt.com:

The age of your roof

An asphalt shingle roof has a lifespan of between 20 and 25 years. If the roof had undergone repairs before, it most likely needs an overhaul. It may seem expensive but replacing your roof gives you a chance to custom model it to your liking and could increase your house’s value.

The roof has defective (curling and buckling) or missing shingles

Get binoculars and look for curled or buckling shingles. They are a sure sign that your roof is defective. You should also look for missing shingles on your roof. If you are unable to do it by yourself, you can always hire roofers to help you.

Light goes through your roof

Check if sunlight breaks through your roof.  Cracks, dents and any gap will allow light to enter spaces between shingles. You can replace your roof as cracks can lead to more serious problems.

Look out for shingle debris in the gutter

When your roof reaches a certain age, it can break off and then start to lose color. The debris can also break off and build up in the gutter. Check the gutter for debris from your shingles. If there is a serious build up, that is an indicator that your roof is due for replacement.

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You need to be aware of your home’s condition to make sure that your roof, foundation, and walls could withstand any weather or natural disasters. Keep your home’s value on the up and keep your home durable and comfortable.