Tracking Down Roofing Issues

How To Tell If You Need A New Roof

Getting a new roof may be something that you keep on putting off because it is the last thing that you want to pay for. Costing several thousands of dollars, a roof is definitely a big investment to have to make, so how can you tell if you can just repair your roof or if you need to bite the bullet to get it replaced? This article will take a closer look at a few things to look out for. Ready to learn more? If so, then read on. 

You Have Leaks

Yes, you can patch a small leak in a roof, but if you have several leaks that you are having to patch, then it's time to get a new roof. A healthy roof shouldn't' have any leaks in it, so if you do have a roof that's covered in holes and is leaking all of the time, it's a big indicator that you definitely need to have a new roof done. When your residential roofing contractor comes over to your house, they will do an inspection of your roof and then tell you whether or not the leaks can be repaired or if your roof needs to be completely replaced. 

You Are Missing Shingles

If you live in a windy part of the country, then you may have noticed that some of your shingles have blown off during a big storm. The first thing to know about missing shingles is that it's not normal. The second thing to know about missing shingles is that if you don't have your roof inspected right away, the problem can get worse, and fast. Your roofing contractor will inspect your roof to see just how bad the missing shingles are and if they are in big places. 

It's Getting Thin

Yes, this may sound weird, but the older your roof is, the thinner your shingles are. Even though shingles can withstand some things, if they get too thin, they will start to peel off and moisture will start to get under them. If you have had your roof for over 15 to 20 years, your shingles may need a little bit of TLC. 

The good news about getting a new roof is that once it's done, you won't have to think about it for years and years to come. If you want to learn more about getting a new roof, contact a residential roofing contractor near you.