Over time, your roof is going to start to look a little worse for wear.
While it should hold up for many years, as it reaches the end of its lifespan, wear and tear start to catch up. You can go some time with your roof looking a little ragged and not need to get it replaced right away, although you should start thinking about your options.
Other times, repairs may be imminent.
How do you tell the difference?
For homeowners, a roofing professional and their inspection are really the best resources you can use to decide if your roof is aging normally or if it needs repairs. That said, before you call up your roofer, you may still want some idea of what is normal and what is not.
We’ll elaborate on that below.
Over time, your shingles will change. These are the signs of normal wear and tear, and not usually cause for immediate repairs:
While this is all normal wear and tear, that doesn’t mean it is good. These are definitely all signs that your roof is approaching the end of its life cycle and may soon need to be replaced.
These are all signs that your roof does need a professional’s help:
Of course, if you have a leak, you also need roof repair even if you’re not quite sure which of these potential issues is causing the leak.
Eventually the day will come that your roof will meet its maker, as it were. Don’t ignore the warning signs or it could become a very costly if not a major safety problem.
When we say that we’re a top-quality home remodeling and roofing company that serves the North Shore and surrounding Chicagoland area, we back it up. We do more than simply cover the basics: we show up on time and nail it. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 847-768-6000 or visit our contact page.