As your roof breaks down, water leaks in, animals make their way into your house and it causes a wide range of issues that can affect your entire house. Before a small problem escalates into something that will cost you even more money, it’s important to recognize when your roof is having some troubles. Check out some of our tips below so you’ll know whether you’re in need of a new roof.
Roof Age: An average asphalt roof usually lasts between 20-25 years. If you haven’t had your roof checked out in a while and you are approaching this time range there is a good chance something could be close to malfunctioning.
Roof Valleys: The area where two siding of a roof connect is called the roof valley. This is a really important part of our roof that needs to be functioning properly. If shingles are either falling apart or missing in this area then that is a big red flag as water can easily enter your house that way.
Curling or Buckling Shingles: A very noticeable sign that your roof is getting close to the end of its life cycle is if shingles are starting to curl or buckle. Check out the part of your roof that retrieves the most sunlight as that is often the part of your roof that will fall apart first.
Missing Shingles: A few missing shingles here and there isn’t the end of the world. It can become an issue though when shingles are continuing to fall off at a high rate. If enough fall off your roof can honestly start to look like a checkerboard.
Daylight into Your Attic: This may be one of the more noticeable and serious problems. Go up into your attic on a sunny day and see if you can notice any sunlight entering. If direct sunlight is coming through your roof, then you are probably not the only living thing up there!
For more information about the condition of you attic please feel free to reach out to Capital Construction Contracting. We can be contacted over the phone at 617-319-1225 or through our online contact form.