Years of natural wear and tear can damage the roof structure. While the damage can be fixed, the important question is whether or not to replace the roof. Thankfully, our years of experience as roofing and gutter companies have taught us the signs that say your roof needs to be changed. Find out what these signs are:
Sometimes the age of your roof is enough to indicate what problems it’s dealing with. If your roof is approaching the end of its service life, it becomes more vulnerable to leaks. That’s why you should get an old roof replaced sooner rather than later. This helps you avoid even more expensive damage repairs. Plus, you enjoy a longer-lasting roof.
Your shingles may not be strong enough to withstand the climate of your neighborhood. You can see this when granules pile up in the gutters. While new roofs can exhibit this due to the fresh installation, older roofs should be inspected if granules are found anywhere in the system.
Moss and Algae Growth
One important thing to look out for is plant life is growing between your shingles. Even small patches are a reason for concern. Roofing contractors will tell you that it is a sign of moisture damage in your home. The growing plants also tend to widen existing cracks (or make one).
Whether they curl by the edges or the middle, this is your shingles’ way of telling you that weather and leaks are affecting it badly. While it may not be an immediate concern, you should get it checked and replaced as soon as possible.
Whether you need a new roof or gutter guards, Sentry Exteriors is the company you can count on. We have all the credentials to ensure a smooth roofing project. We also use only the best materials from leading manufacturers to give you the highest quality, long-term service.
Call us at (434) 333-7753 to learn more about our products and services. We serve Lynchburg and surrounding areas in VA.