Roof replacement is a significant investment which hugely impacts the function, appearance, and value of your home. If your roof is more than 20 years old or showing signs of deterioration, it’s important to have it inspected by a professional roofer to determine if it’s time to replace the roof.
1. Aging Roofing Materials
The estimated lifespan of a roof varies depending on the roofing material, local climate, and the level of maintenance. If your roof is approaching the end of its projected life, it is a wise move to get a newer, more energy-efficient roof replacement.
2. Recent Storm Damage
Violent storms can damage roofing materials in several ways. For example, if high winds recently blew your roof shingles off or caused tree branches to come down on the roof, the damage could be significant. Rather than make spot repairs after storm damage, it’s sometimes best to replace the entire roof.
3. Major House Remodeling
Major exterior remodeling projects can completely transform the look and feel of your home. Instead of having an unattractive mix of new exterior furnishings and old roofing, it can be a good idea to have a replacement done as part of the remodeling project.
Replacing your old roof can increase your home’s curb appeal and real estate value. A new roof also offers a great deal of financial security to prospective home buyers, as they won’t have to worry about roof replacement for 20+ years.
4. Sagging Structures
If you notice a sagging roof structure, the decking may have suffered significant damage. As the base of your roof, the decking supports all other roof layers installed on top, including the underlayment, shingles, and flashing. If there’s damage to your roof’s decking, there is likely more damage to other parts of the roof as well.
When left unchecked, the decking may soon fail to support the weight of the rest of your roof, resulting in severe consequences and putting the whole roof at risk of collapse. Any signs of a sagging roof should call for a full replacement.
Work with a Professional Roofer for your Roof Replacement!
Your roof takes a significant beating from the elements all year round. Waiting for too long to replace your roof could end up costing you more. DWC Roofing in Central Indiana can help you determine whether your current roof requires repair or replacement. Our experienced roofing consultants will provide you with a dependable roofing system which will give you peace of mind for years to come. Contact us today to get a free estimate!