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How to Tell When it is Time for a New Roof

One of the most important features of your home is your roof. It keeps out the elements and, along with your walls, gives all who venture by their first impression of your house. But one of the most important things to do is to make sure you maintain your roof. In this article, you will learn about all of the signs to look for to tell you when it’s time to replace your old roof.

Age of Your Roof

The easiest point to check off on when determining if it’s time to replace your roof is its age. The average lifespan of an installed roof is between 20 and 25 years. Chances are that if your roof is that old, it will have begun deteriorating. However, you might not necessarily know how long ago your roof was installed. In this case, there are more warning signs that your roof is out of shape.

Quality of Shingles

The shingles are some of the earliest indicators that your roof has run its course. If the shingles on your roof have warped, or if they have begun to chip and end up in your gutters, then you will want to take a closer look at them, and see if you can see similar problems across your entire roof or just in one spot. In addition, if you notice that some shingles are missing from your roof, it might be a sign that it’s time for a replacement.

Moisture in Roof

With the amount of rain that we get in Palm Beach, a common problem for roofs is that they get soft spots. If you are walking on your roof and you notice that some areas seem spongy under your feet, it is important that you check your attic to see if sunlight is coming through. This is a sign that areas of your roof are deteriorating from moisture.

All of these signs are important factors when determining if it’s time to do a roof overhaul. In some cases, they may be isolated to one or two areas on your roof, in which case, you might only need to redo those sections. However, if any of these signs become significant problems, or if they are spread throughout your entire roof, you should be sure to look into replacing the whole thing. Contact the local professionals from JJ Quality Builders of The Palm Beaches for more information on a new roof at your property!

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