Have you noticed a leak on your ceiling and wondered if you need an asphalt roof replacement? Having a leaky roof on your Damascus, Maryland home isn’t the only sign you need to replace your old roofing system with something new. Let’s check out some signs you need to replace your Damascus roof!
One of the first things you should know before purchasing your home is how old your current roofing system is. The previous homeowner or inspector should be able to give you an approximate year of when the roof was last replaced on the home. Most asphalt roofing systems last between 20 to 25 years depending on whether the old roof was removed and if your shingles are a single or double layer. It can also depend on ventilation. If your asphalt roof is more than 25 years old, it is definitely time to remove your old roof for something new.
Besides guessing the age, there are other times you could need a roof replacement like after a major storm. Storms can break off shingles on your roof and cause other types of damage. The best way to correct these problems and to prevent them in the future is to replace your asphalt roof. Another way of preventing potential damage or to know if you need a roof replacement is to visually inspect your roof. Just like anything else in your home, you will need to visually inspect your roof every few months to see if it is holding up to Mother Nature. If you see signs of curled, buckling, missing, or damaged shingles, it is time to call your roofing contractor. Shingles that are curled or buckling from direct sunlight could mean your shingles are past their life expectancy. If your roof is missing shingles or clusters of shingles are falling off the roof, you should hire a roofing contractor to repair the roof or replace the entire system. Another sign of a needed roof repair is the gutters. While cleaning your gutters this fall, if you notice shingle granules or pieces of broken shingles in clogging your gutters, call a roofing contractor as soon as possible. These failing shingles and other problems could cost your thousands of dollars in potential repairs around your home.
Other than Shingles for Your Damascus Home
There can be other signs from your roof besides your actual shingles. Signs like if your chimney flashings are made up of roof cement or tar, it is time to replace it. Current chimney flashings are made of metal and are made for long-term use and are water tight. The final step to checking your roof is to make sure you cannot see light coming into your attic through the roof boards. Seeing light through your roof support boards in your attic or feeling moisture in your insulation means there is a problem with your roof. This could lead to major leaks and a whole house renovation if it is not taken care of as quickly as possible.
Many of these fixes can be helped by calling the asphalt roof specialists at Absolute Home Solutions. Our roofing contractors will come out to your home for a free estimate before beginning work to repair or replace your roof as soon as possible. For more information or a free estimate, call Absolute Home Solutions today!
Asphalt Roof Replacements with Absolute Home Solutions
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