As a homeowner, you have many responsibilities to maintain the integrity of your property. The roof of your property should be high on your list of priorities because it provides protection against weather conditions and safety to your family and to your belongings.
Waiting too long to replace your damaged roof could end up costing you more in the future. So how do you determine if your roof needs to be replaced? Here are four reasons to consider when making the decision to replace your roof:
When your roof is missing shingles or if the shingles are in any way damaged, your roof can leak and be exposed to the natural elements. Water leaks can cause damage to the interior of your home and create possible mold growth. It can also provide a nice breeding zone for insects and pests – causing major issues during the warm summer months.
Weather conditions also play a role in missing or damaged shingles. Hail, high winds, rain, falling debris, snow and ice can damage your roof and be a main cause of roof replacement. When the problem is not addressed at the first signs of damage, it can cause serious problems which can mean unnecessary costly repairs for you!
The age of your roof will depend on if you should consider replacement. Not only does a roof go through a lot during a storm, but it can also start to wear and tear as it ages. As a roof ages, it becomes exposed to years of storms and damage putting strain on the roofing materials. Maintaining your roof can aid in the need for a full replacement; however, it is recommended that if your roof is older than 15-20 years, it should be replaced. This can also depend on the type of roofing materials used – reaching out to a roofing company can help answer any questions and make a determination on when is best to replace your roof.
Severe Weather Damage
Weather storms can be a cause for damage to your roof. Storms bring the potential for damage because of fallen trees or tree branches during a windstorm. High winds can lift loose roofing material and tear them off and large hailstones can crack shingles and heavy snowfall and ice can cause old roofs to collapse with the weight of the snow. Regardless of the damage, it should be taken care of immediately to avoid any future problems.
Increase Your Home Resale Value
If you are in the market to sell your home, roof replacement might be a good step in increasing its value. It may be costly but it will be a good investment. A potential buyer will see this update as an added benefit to buying your home. This may also avoid any unnecessary problems when you do decide to place your home on the market if the roof is in a bad condition.
Replacing your roof can be a big decision. At Tesson Roofing & Exteriors we are determined to provide quick, easy and satisfactory results. If you have any questions regarding roof replacement or if you would like a free estimate, please contact our office at 314/932-1042.