Many people don’t put too much thought into the roof of their home. It’s there and does its job to protect your family and property from damaging elements. However, roofs are not invincible, nor do they last forever. Here are some signs that your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan and is due for a replacement.
Roof With Dark Areas
Due to granules dropping off your home’s shingles, dark spots on your roof may appear. This could indicate that your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan and should be replaced as soon as possible to avoid future leaks. Missing or damaged shingles, as well as moss or algae growth, can cause dark areas on your roof.
Your Roof’s Age
While it may not be on many homeowners minds, roofs do have a set lifespan. Depending on a variety of conditions like UV damage, storm damage, severe winds, and more, most roofs survive between 25 years or less. Look for missing or broken shingles, significant granule deposits in your downspouts, and color changes to see if your roof is in need of replacement.
Roof That Is Sagging
Water damage behind the shingles on the actual plywood could be the cause of a sagging roof. This can compromise the structural integrity, resulting in not just a leak but also a partial collapse of your roof. Damaged wood from badly fitted shingles, weight from tree limbs, debris, or roof layers could all be factors as well.
Damaged Or Missing Flashing
Flashing refers to the thin metal or other materials used around roof joints and where the roof may meet with other roof slopes or the home itself. Animals such as chipmunks and birds can do harm to this. High winds, debris damage, and incorrect installation can all result in additional issues. Look for bending or pulling away from the house sections. This can allow water and creatures to enter!
Shingles That Are Missing Or Damaged
Not only do shingles shield your home from water and dirt, but also harmful UV radiation. These shingles can deteriorate over time and be thrown off the roof in heavy winds. Shingles can also become brittle and break as a result of UV damage. The signs of missing shingles are easy to spot. After a storm, look for shingles in your yard or driveway. You can also attempt to scan your home’s roof for discolored patches or “breakaways,” which are locations where shingles have been removed due to storms or age.
Living in your home should not be a stressful experience. Our local team is here to assist you with any issues that may come with roof damage. Whether you require a complete roof replacement or just some minor repairs, our team is here to assist you in getting back to enjoying your property.
Rhino Roofing is experienced with all types of roofing in Las Vegas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!