Just like siding, roofing is one of those things many homeowners wish they could “set and forget.” Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case and no roof can last forever.
Close attention must be paid to the condition of your roof as the years go by, with repairs happening sooner rather than later. If you’ve never really performed any inspections on your roof, or DIY’d repairs instead of calling professional roofing companies, you might not know if your roof is failing.
As a Top Rated Local® siding and construction company in Denver, some residential and commercial customers are surprised to learn that we are available for roofing repairs and replacement.
Often, our clients won’t call until something is very clearly wrong, such as a giant hole in their roof after a hailstorm. But a hole isn’t the only way your roof can tell you that something is wrong. Here are three of the most common signs that your roof is silently failing.
It’s Been 20 Years Since It Was Installed
If you’ve lived in your house for a decade or longer, there’s probably a good chance that your roof has seen some wear and tear. Most roofs only come with a warranty from 15-25 years. There’s a good reason for that! This is the entire lifespan of the shingles you’ve chosen. After that, their ability to protect your roof declines drastically.
Curling And Buckling Of Shingles
Walk out into your lawn and take a gander at the shingles you can see. Do you notice them curling up at the edges or buckling in the center? This is a sign that they’re failing, and possibly letting dangerous moisture inside your home.
Naked Roof Valleys
The area of your roof where two portions meet is called a valley. This is also where a lot of water will slough off your roof and into the gutter below, so it’s very important that the shingles in this area are in tact. If you see shingles missing or broken in this area, it’s a big red flag that you should call a roofing company.
Don’t waste your time with inexperienced roofing companies. DJK Siding and Construction is ready to offer you a free project quote at any time!
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post, where we’ll cover more warning signs that your roof is failing.