As a homeowner, all maintenance costs are your responsibility. The roof is a significant feature of your home that may require replacement. This can be costly, so it is essential to understand how to determine if you need a new roof or if minor repairs will suffice.
Bald spots where granules are missing
Roof is 20 years old or more – the average roof last 18 years in Oklahoma
Shingles buckling and curling
Dark streaks and moss
Neighbors are getting new roofs
Cracked or missing shingles
Daylight showing through roof boards
Shingle granules in gutters
Water damage or leaking areas
Recent storms in your area
It is important to know the materials used for replacement roofs and roof repairs affect how long those roofs normally last.
Benefits of a Roof Inspection
You should perform a visual inspection of the exterior of your home’s roof a few times a year, particularly looking for include cracked, missing, loose or torn shingles around chimneys or vents. You should also look for signs of wear on your shingles. Best practices for residential roofing include looking for signs of mold, rot or moisture. Gutters should be cleaned at least once a year to prevent water from backing up and affecting the foundation.