Friday, January 27, 2023

When to Replace a Roof

Your roof is an important part of protecting your home from the elements. You will probably have a record of how the roof was installed and an idea of when it might need to be replaced. If you purchased your house, however, you may not have a complete history of the roof or when it needs to be replaced.

How do you know when your roof is time for a replacement? These are three signs that your roof needs to be replaced

1. Roof “Age Spots”

Roofs can show their age in many ways. Older roofs can be vulnerable to damage from wear and tear.

You can often see signs of an old roof from ground level. Sometimes, a second-floor window provides a great view of the shingles. It is best to have professionals inspect your roof.

2. Roof Storm Damage

Your home’s roof is your first line of defense against Mother Nature. Some areas of the country are more susceptible to severe weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes. Most areas experience summer storms that can cause hail and wind damage. The roof’s large surface area and exposed position make it vulnerable to storm damage.

Schedule a roof inspection if you have experienced severe weather events or a hailstorm. This will check for visible and hidden damage.

3. Leaking Water

While homeowners may ignore the signs of an old roof or be unaware of storm damage and other issues, water spots require quick action. Water damage to your roof deck, insulation, drywall, or mold growth can quickly occur if it has lost its ability to repel water from storm damage or aging.

This post was written by a roofing specialist at All Star Roofing. We offer the best Tampa roof repair in the Bay. We are a family-owned and operated roofing business, striving to be the best in our industry. Our family has been in the Tampa Bay area for over 60 years, and our objective has always been to provide roofing services at a fast, reliable, and competitive rate. All Star has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties. 

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