When you’re trying to decide if you need to replace your shingle roof, there are several things to consider. First, you need to look at it and see if it looks worn or if there are missing shingles. It’s also important to keep in mind whether you recently had severe weather, especially in the Venice area of Florida. Are there leaks in your ceiling? If you are answering yes to any of these questions then you might need to replace your shingle roof.
One of the most obvious signs it is time to replace your shingle roof is that your roof is leaking. Either check your attic for leaks or look at the ceiling for yellow water stains. If it’s really bad, it won’t be too hard to see the signs as there will be obvious dripping water.
Moss, Mold, or Dark Lines
Another telltale sign of roof failure is moss, mold or dark lines growing on your roof. Any of these in and of themselves doesn’t automatically mean the roof needs to be replaced. But they do wear away at the shingles. Depending on how long they have been growing there, they could have damaged the roof enough to require replacement. It is enough to warrant an inspection to determine the amount of damage that has been caused.
Roof Inspection Failure
Finally, if your shingle roof fails inspection, it needs replacement. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends that homeowners do a self-check of their roof twice each year in addition to regular roof inspections by a professional, and additionally after severe storms. This includes climbing onto a roof and performing a visual inspection, as well as going into the attic looking for leaks.
If you’re a homeowner in search of a new shingle roof in the Sarasota or Venice areas of Florida, Kirkey Roofing is equipped with the knowledge and experience to help you select a roof system that will keep you safe and save you money. The first step in getting your roofing project done is talking to an expert about your needs. Kirkey Roofing’s roofing experts are here to help. Give us a call today at 941-499-8386.