Your roof protects one of your biggest investments – your home. Suspect you might need a new roof? Not sure what to look for? Here are 5 signs you need a new roof.
1.) Roof Age
How old was your roof when you moved in?
Is the last time you replaced the roof over a decade ago?
The age of your roof is a determining factor in whether or not it should be replaced. Due to Colorado’s range of extreme weather, your roof may age faster than it would if it were in a more neutral climate.
Asphalt Composite Shingles can last for years, but if your roof is exposed to the hot sun (East/West facing), and has endured storm damage, it may be time to consider retiring your existing roof.
2.) Missing Shingles
Shingles are your roof’s first line of defense. When shingles are missing, it leaves your roof, attic, and home susceptible to water damage.
You may notice missing shingles after a turbulent rainstorm, heavy hail, or when high winds blow through the Front Range. If you notice missing shingles, call a roofing professional immediately for an assessment; taking immediate action will help us to prevent extensive damage.
3.) Curling Shingles
Curling shingles are more subtle but should be treated with the same diligence and urgency as missing shingles.
To detect curling, look at your roof from a perpendicular angle. If you notice even slight curls or observe that shingles look uneven, these could be signs that you need a new roof.
4.) Roof Valleys or Dents
Is your roof dipping in certain areas? Do these slight valleys hold water? Do your shingles appear dented?
There are many factors that can lead to roof valleys and dents. From hail to debris or even faulty drainage, you want to avoid these roofing issues before they lead to a catastrophe.
5.) Water Damage
If your attic has experienced more than one leak in the last few months, this could be a sign of water damage. While it isn’t always due to your roof, it certainly can be.
Water damage isn’t something that any homeowner wants to deal with (or pay for).
If you notice leaks, always call your local roofing professionals.
How Can Columbine Roofing Help?
Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing Colorado homeowners with prompt and professional service.
Not only will we inspect your roof for damage, but we’ll repair it efficiently and thoroughly. If you do need a new roof, we offer a variety of roofing materials and styles to best fit your needs and vision for your home. From Asphalt Composite Shingles to Tile, we’ll make sure your investment looks good and withstands Colorado’s notoriously unpredictable weather.
If you notice any of these signs you need a new roof, be sure to contact us immediately. We will make sure our certified roofing professionals come to do an inspection immediately.