Your roof works to provide decades of excellent weather protection for your home. But like every exterior home component, it has an expiry date. But how do you know your existing roof system is already flagging and needs a replacement? Hinkle Roofing, your premier shingle and metal roofing contractor, shares what signs you should watch out for:
1. Obvious Signs of Damage. You might want to take a good, close look at the roofing material. Are the asphalt shingles cracked, curled and buckled? Are there, in fact, large patches devoid of shingles on the roof surface? If you have a metal roof, look for significant rust or discoloration, along with large punctures, tears and gouges. Once the roofing materials have been seriously compromised, it’s all too easy for rainwater to enter your home and cause damage.
2. Old Age. When your asphalt shingles are nearing, or already at the end of their service life, they shed their protective granules excessively until the substrate is exposed. ‘Bald’ or completely worn out shingles will almost always prompt a roof replacement to prevent leaks and other problems. Just make sure to work with a trusted residential roofing company like Hinkle Roofing for the job.
3. Sunlight Coming Through Your Attic. Once you see sunlight streaming into the attic through your roof, you might want to start planning a replacement. This means your roof already has an active leak. And if the openings in your roof are big enough to let in sunlight, they are big enough to let in a considerable amount of water once it rains.
4. Serious Leaks. You’ll know this because there will be considerable water stains and streaks across your interior walls and ceiling. This is even more serious if there are already signs of mold growth in some corners. It can only mean that your shingle or metal roof is damaged enough that the leaks are covering a significant area of your home.
Should you notice some or all of these warning signs, turn to Hinkle Roofing promptly for a roof replacement. With our top-tier roofing options–and a professional crew to provide exceptional workmanship–we’ll keep your home lovely, comfortable and damage-free all year round. We serve Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (205) 324-8545 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.