Your house is the place where you feel the safest. It takes a lot of time and money to build a house and small things can damage it at a very great speed. So, when it comes to the house then timely maintenance is always the best option to keep your house safe and in a good structure.
There are many areas of your house that should be taken care of but the most important part of your house is the roof of your house. Since it is the visible part of your house, it must be taken care of as it decides your personality after your safety from harsh weather outside. Several easily observed warning signs indicate that your roof is wearing out and that you can anticipate future leaks and can damage your whole house.
Today we will be talking about the signs that when these indications start popping into view on your roof, it is a wise idea to start thinking about replacement or repair if that is possible for your roof.
- Shingles Blown Off the Roof: If you can see that there are cracks or some unwanted lines are occurring in your roof then, it means that the roof shingles have dried, curled or have been cracked. So when you see it then it’s time to get that roof replaced.
- Growth of Moss: The growth of moss on the roof shingles doesn’t certainly mean that shingles are old or are worn out, especially if it is only in one area. Often the affected shingles can be simply washed to remove the moss. Though, if the growth is extensive and abundant and has been for a long time, the shingles would be damaged by then. The moss will also get beneath them and start to lift them. This destroys the ability of your roof to drain and will lead to leaks. So, in this case, it is better to get it replaced. So, it is better to get a timely inspection of your roof as it avoids any heavy projects for your roof.
- Age of the roof: In our experience, most old-style asphalt roofs start to decay after 14 years. If your roof is between 18 – 20 years of age then you should not give time to thinking about replacing it.
- Missing Granules: The granules which are missing, when viewed from the ground, look like some dark patches on the roof shingles. You will also see a high amount of granules in the gutters when you clean them. The loss of granules do not affect the waterproofing of the roof, so if they are missing you won’t necessarily get leaks. But the granules protect the asphalt roof shingle from being damaged by the UV rays of the sun. So once they go, the shingles will wear out faster.
If you are confused about your roof then you must take advice from the roofing professionals. JP Franklin Roofing makes sure that the whole inspection and steps that should be taken to make sure the roof is fit to repair or is to be replaced. We are Auckland’s leading roof specialist. We have professionals to take care of all your roofing projects. We are Auckland’s leading roof specialist.