Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 by Lindsey Pierce
You've probably heard it before, but roofs are an essential part of your home. Your roof is the first line of defense to protect your home from any weather-related problems that may arise. This is why it is important to make sure your roof is in the best condition possible. There are many factors that may indicate you might need a roof replacement.
Storm Damage: Storm damage is the most common reason most people need a roof replacement. Storm damage can be caused by a number of different things, such as a strong hurricane, a wintry blizzard, or a tornado. The extent to which the damage is varies. Serious storm damage, such as a fallen tree on the roof, can be a more obvious indicator that you may need a roof replacement. Some less serious damage, such as wind damage, is also an indicator that you may need a roof replacement, but can be less obvious to the homeowner. Storm damage can also cause leaks on the roof, causing more damage to the interior as well as the exterior.
Damage to the Shingles: Damage to the shingles is another indicator that it may be time for a roof replacement. Damaged shingles can take on a number of different forms. If you notice your roof to have missing shingles, lifted or curled shingles, or cracked shingles, it may be time to call a roofing specialist to inspect your roof.
The age and condition of your roof: Roofs are not meant to last forever, so it is inevitable that you may need a roof replacement. Roofs typically last for 20 years, meaning if your roof is 20 years or older, it is important to call a roofing specialist to inspect your roof for any damage. Another common sign is if all your neighbors are getting their roof replaced. Neighborhood homes are typically built around the same time, meaning the condition their roof is in will likely be the same condition your roof may be in.
If you suspect your roof might be in need of a roof replacement, it is important to call a roofing specialist to come and inspect your roof. At Armor Shield Exteriors, we offer free roof inspections to all of Connecticut.
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