The roof on your home does more than protect you and your family from the elements. The roof also acts as an insulation barrier between the outdoors on those hot summer days and cold winter nights. Over time the roofing shingles will age and start to deteriorate. In some cases, shingles could need to be replaced in as few as 10 years or less, especially if the initial builder used a lower quality product.
Here at Oshawa residential roofing company, Logik Roofing we want to share with you some of the more common signs you need a new roof:
1. The roof is leaking into the attic or other rooms of the home. Leaky roofs in multiple areas means water from rain, snow, or ice is getting inside through small openings from the roof. It is important to get leaks fixed quickly as they can lead to other problems, such as mold, mildew, and rotting wood roof supports.
2. There are shingles missing from different sections of the roof. High winds and storms can cause loose shingles to be blown off, as well as cause wind damage to other shingles. If you are missing a large number of shingles, it often is a sign the shingles have deteriorated and need replaced.
3. Your roof is 20 or more years old. Even if your roof still looks in great shape, the shingles are nearing the end of their expected lifespan. If you live in an older community and notice many of your neighbours are replacing their roofs, it is an indication yours could need replaced, too.
4. The shingles are buckling or curling up. Buckling is when the middle sections of the shingle are curving upwards and pulling away from the roof, while the ends remain flat. Curling is where the edges on the shingles are curling upwards and away from the roof. Both can lead to leaky roofs.
5. Excessively cracked shingles. Cracked shingles occur in most cases for two reasons: from wind damage or from age. If you have a few cracked shingles, these can easily be replaced. However, if cracking is consistent and spread throughout the roof, it is time for a new roof.
6. The roof is sagging in different sections. A sagging roof is an indication of a much bigger problem like the support structures have deteriorated from wood rot from a leaky roof.
7. The colour of the roof is inconsistent. As shingles get older, then tend to lose more granules, which are small sand-like particles. When the roof looks different colours, from light to dark, it could mean the granules have all worn away. You can also check areas around the downspout and gutters and look for an excessive amount of granules.
If your roof is displaying one or more of the above signs, please feel free to contact Logik Roofing today by calling 905-424-7469 and request a free estimate. We specialize in custom cedar and slate roofing, traditional asphalt singles, and insulation services in Toronto and the GTA.