3 Warning Signs You Need A New Roof:
Happy New Year from Worthmann.
As we all get back into the swing of things, we wanted to send out a helpful resource to homeowners with information regarding the signs you may see if you need a roof repair or replacement, as well as a link to some information about PACE funding.
PACE funding is a means for homeowners to get specific types of home improvement projects (like roofing) done with fewer requirements than a typical loan has.
Let’s dive into some warning signs for needing a new roof:
Warning Sign #1: Age
The average lifespan of a roof is around 20-25 years.
If your roof is more than 20 years old, it may be time for a replacement. Though this isn’t the perfect, end all be all rule of thumb, it’s definitely a good benchmark. If your roof is two decades old, it’s worthwhile to call up a professional like Worthmann for an inspection in case you need a new roof.
The lifespan of a roof is mainly determined by the quality of its materials and how well they’re installed. Roofs are typically made from asphalt shingles or synthetic materials like fiberglass or slate.
Asphalt shingles are expected to last between 15 and 20 years before needing to be replaced, while synthetic shingles can last between 25 and 30 years if properly maintained.
Warning Sign #2: Missing/ Damaged Shingles:
If you’re seeing missing or damaged shingles, that’s a sign your roof needs to be replaced.
When harsh weather strikes, it can cause the shingles to become loose and even come off entirely. Florida is no stranger to strong winds and rains every hurricane season.
Though roofs up to code are built to handle this, it’s important to take missing shingles seriously. Shingles are designed to withstand high winds but eventually wear down and will need replacement.
If you have more than 30% of your shingles missing or damaged, it may be time for a new roof. It’s always a great idea to call for a free roof inspection to check on your shingles, as often times, damage can exist in areas hard to see from any vantage point other than on top of the roof.
Warning Sign #3: Sagging or Dipping:
If your roof is sagging or dipping, it’s a clear sign that it’s not able to support its own weight, and it could be time for a new roof.
This sagging or dipping could be due to water damage, rot, or a variety of other issues.
While this can happen at any point during the life of your home, sagging on an older structure is often a sign that the original shingles are worn out and need to be replaced as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage.
If you notice any signs of sagging on your roof, don’t freak out! In this instance, it’s best to get in touch with a professional like Worthmann to help identify what needs fixing and how much it will cost before making any decisions. This doesn’t have to be a scary process.
Click here https://worthmannroofing.com/worthmann-flat-roof-built-to-last/ for an overview on how Worthmann handles the repair or replacement process.
PACE loans are very easy to apply for and don’t have a minimum credit score requirement. If you’re interested in learning about a PACE loan or getting a new roof, click here for more information regarding how it could benefit you: