Let’s face it: Most people can tell when their roof is in its last throes of death. Those well-worn grey tiles now are faded and disfigured, there are green or black mold spores covering a large percentage of your roof, and the plastic bucket in the attic to catch the leaking roof is in need of emptying.
While there are many components of a roof like a fascia, soffit or eaves, there are signs that your roof does need re-shingling. Here are our top five signs that it’s time to get a roofing makeover, compliments of some new, energy efficient shingles.
Sign #1: The black mold invasion. Yes, airborne mold can make a mess of your roofing shingles, which can lead to decay and other mold issues within your fascia, eaves, and many other places that these pesky fungi can reach. Whether it is green colored algae, moss or toxic black mold, it is a sign that a much-needed facelift in the form of new shingles is in order.
Sign #2: Shingle discoloration. Whether it is black, green, brown or grey, having an unsightly roof that is discolored from years of brutal winters, summer storm, or even that nasty “Derecho” can be a real problem. The great news is that in 2018, there are many high tech, high-quality, durable roofing materials available to bring a new look and added value to your home. According to SFGate.com, lighter colored roofing shingles transfer less heat to your house, which means less cost.
Sign #3: Shingle damage. Visible degradation and crumbling roof tiles are a sign that an important protector of your roof, and house — for that matter — are in need of some serious reevaluation. Bankrate.com noted about the costs of having a roof replaced that it is one of largest expenses that a homeowner can face.
Sign #4: Missing shingles. Many missing shingles that are leaving your roof looking quite spotted is a big sign that letting your roof go for much longer could lead to more extensive damage and costs.
Sign #5: Roof age. While some roofs can handle two decades of weathering, age can creep up on the homeowner. Alas, there are new, energy efficient materials that can help your roof last longer than 20 to 25 years.
These five signs that its time for a re-shingling of your roof can provide you the impetus to reach out to a quality roofing company that can give you a free estimate. Taking a pro-active approach to the condition of your roof is going to be less costly in the long run. It’s best to take action soon, than later.