Spring is the time of year that homeowners take a good hard look at the exterior of their home. One of the most important parts of your home you should be looking at after the snow melts is your roof. Here are a few signs that you might need an entirely new one.
- Peeling Shingles. This is a more obvious sign that you’ll need a new roof. Walk around the perimeter of your home and pay close attention to the parts that are hit by direct sunlight. Harmful UV rays can cause an old roof’s shingles to curl and buckle.
- Past It’s Time. Just like mattresses, cars or food, your roof has a life expectancy as well. If installed by a professional exterior contracting company such as Bay State Exteriors, a quality roof can last 20 to 25 years. Sometimes harsh environments like New England weather can lead to premature aging for your roof.
- Missing Shingles. Check your roof for missing shingles as this is a sign that your entire roof could be past it’s prime. Missing shingles will often be apparent after a seasonal storm. It’s best to contact a professional remodeling company to inspect the remaining shingles to determine what’s needed.
- Signs of Shingle Granules. When you’re cleaning out your gutters of debris this spring, be sure to sift through the leaves and twigs to check for shingle granules. This is a sign that your roof is weather worn and needs replacing. Another way to tell granules are coming off the shingles if the roof has lighter or darker patches.
- You See Daylight. This is not a good sign! While doing your spring cleaning inside the house, be sure to check your attic during the daytime to see whether or not you can see daylight peeking through the roof boards. If so, this is a sign that your shingles have worn away and exposed the rest of your home to moisture.
If you’ve seen any of these signs of wear and tear, give Bay State Exteriors a call so we can give you a free estimate on what type of repair your roof will need.