As the old joke goes: what time is it when an elephant sits on your fence? Well, it's time to get a new fence of course! Sometimes you just know that something needs to be replaced. When your car won't start, it needs to go to the mechanic. When your computer flashes the dreaded "blue screen of death," it's time to contact a computer repair person. When rain is pouring into your living room, you can safely assume that it's time for a new roof. But what are the other signs that your roof may need replacement? Today we take a look at 5 signs that may indicate you need a new roof and why you may want to find yourself a licensed roofing contractor in Central Florida as soon as you can.
1. Your Roof is 20 Years Old or More
Oh to be 20 years old again! I'd bet that most people reading this would jump at the chance to go back and relive their 20s. Unfortunately, turning 20 years old is not a joyous event for a roof once your roof hits the big 2 - 0, it is nearing the end of its life.
2. Cracked or Missing Shingles
While a few cracked or missing shingles doesn't necessarily spell disaster for your roof, it is a good sign that you at least need to get it inspected by a professional. Storms can cause shingles to crack or fall off the roof in specific spots. Why not have your roofing contractor conduct a thorough inspection of your roof after the storm hits?
3. Daylight Shining Through Roof Boards
It may not be rain coming through your roof, it may be sunlight tips you off. Any roof in good condition should not have light visibly coming into the house. Even if it is a tiny amount, any light shining through your roof is cause for concern. Don't wait until after it rains to have your roof inspected. If you can see daylight, you will get rain in your home.
4. Your Neighbors are Replacing Their Roofs
While we here at Nations Roofing wish to promote financial responsibility and certainly don't recommend "keeping up with the Joneses," this concept may actually be a good thing when it comes to roof maintenance. This is because most homes in a given area are built at around the same time. Since most roofs last for about 20 years, it stands to reason that most will need to be replaced at around the same time as well. If you notice that all the homes in your area are getting their roofs replaced, chances are that yours is due for replacement as well.
5. Moss and Other Growth
Moss should not be growing on your roof! I repeat: moss should not be growing on your roof! If you discover any type of plant life growing on your roof, please have your roof inspected by a professional as soon as possible. Moss can cause a considerable amount of damage to shingles, and can even put holes in roofing boards if allowed to grow undisturbed.
Give Us a Call!
Don't wait until rain is pouring into your home. Give us a call today at 813-485-4440 to schedule a free roofing consultation. We would love to have the chance to earn your business and ensure that your roof remains in excellent condition.