RPI Roofing - do you need a new roof?
Signs You Need a New RoofAs a home or business owner, how can you be sure when it’s time for you to replace your roof? Perhaps you’ve noticed some signs but aren’t sure what they mean. Or maybe you’ve been experiencing leaks but don’t know the source. Don’t continue to guess. And don’t wait for your roof to fail completely. RPI Roofing can perform a thorough inspection to uncover the root of your concerns. As your leading roofing contractors in Savannah and surrounding areas, our team can visit your home or office with our state of the art tools and equipment. This will help us better determine whether you need just a quick repair or total roof replacement. Here are some signs to keep an eye out for:
- Age: A standard asphalt roof will give you between 20 and 30 years of life. They’re certainly the most popular, making up more than 80% of all roofs in the USA. However, as those shingles get older, they may peel, curl, and fall away. In addition to age, other factors such as how many layers of shingles are already on the roof and the condition of your ventilation systems will determine the need for roof replacement.
- Condition of Materials: While age can certainly affect the condition of your roofing materials, there are other things that can detract from it as well, such as weather, defective products, and sub-par installation by the previous roofers. If you see curling or buckling shingles, or always seem to be replacing individual shingles, you may need a new roof.
- Damaged Accents and Flashing: When the flashing around your chimneys, peaks, and vents is damaged, this can lead to leaks. Yes, you could repair the flashing but if it’s at the end of its lifespan or continually fails, you will need extensive repairs, new waterproofing or a brand new roof.
- Granules in the Gutter. The mineral granules embedded in asphalt shingles are an important part of the roof’s protective shield. If they become worn or work loose, your roof can be compromised. Granules washing off the roof and collecting in your gutters is a sure sign of worn and failing shingles.