How Do You Know It’s Time for a New Roof?
Bradford Xteriors offers expert inspectors who can give you an honest and accurate assessment of the condition of your residential roof. If your roof is leaking or has suffered extensive damage from a storm, that assessment may include the recommendation for replacement. Here are some of the most common signs that a home is in need of roof replacement:
Age – Ohio weather is hard on your roof. If you know your roof is at least 20 years old, it may have reached the end of its life. If you’re not sure how old your roof is but it generally looks worn, we recommend you call Bradford Xteriors for an inspection.
Curling shingles – Old age is one of the most common causes of curling shingles. As the shingle mat dries, the edges curl or cup. Curling can also be caused by poor attic ventilation or shingles that were improperly installed (not enough nails holding the shingle or nails in the wrong spot).
Bare spots on shingles – Bare areas where shingle granules are missing can be a sign of aging or physical damage. When the protective granules are lost, the shingle is vulnerable to faster decay from sun and water exposure. Check gutters and downspouts for excessive amounts of shingle granules.
Cracked shingles – Cracked shingles are generally caused by direct impact from hail, and compromise a roof’s ability to protect against water intrusion. Water will enter the cracks and soon lead to a leaking roof. Cracks may also be caused by high winds that lift and blow the shingles back.
Neighboring homes are getting new roofs – If homes in your neighborhood built around the same time period as your home are undergoing roof replacement, this can mean that your roof is also nearing the end of its life.
If you are dealing with any of these issues, or if you just aren’t sure about the condition of your roof, call Bradford Xteriors for a professional inspection. We can give you the information you need to make an educated decision.
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Bradford Xteriors is here to answer any questions you might have about your roof, and provide you with a free quote for a new roof or any of our other services. Call us at (614) 483-6215 or submit our online form today!