Signs that You Need To Change the Roof of Your Home

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Arizona Resource Realty BR518926000

Roof is an essential part of a structure or a building. It gives us shelter from the heat, rain or snow or whatever weather it is. It can also give us security from animals itself. Some roofing differs from time to time while some last for 20 to 25 years while other roofing lasts for 20 years. In some countries there is harsh weather that might ruin the roof of the house which of course we need to replace it immediately.

When It Starts To Leak Inside Your Home. When the rainy season starts, we can expect it to always have a downpour. It might give us a problem when it starts to leak inside our house. Not only that it can keep us busy because of the cleaning, but also it might cause an accident for children. We need to check it before it can give us the headache. Prevention is always the cure.

When It Starts To Sag And Out Of Shape. Sagging is another sure sign for us to change our roof. It means that some of the boards are rotting already and we need to replace them. Try to change them in advance before it can cause serious harm. We don’t want our roof to come crashing down on our head.

When You Can See Some Moss Growing. Mosses are slick. We don’t want to step on those or else we might slipped and hurt ourselves. When moss starts to grow on our roof it means that a moisture build up occurred on the roofing of our home. Moisture builds up means a saggy and droopy roof. And when we get those then the leaking will start. Mold and fungi can cause some problems on our roof. To take those we can use a stiff brush to get rid of those unhealthy plants.

We don’t need to worry about changing the whole roofing of our home. We can just replace parts that are damage or that need some replacing. For us to avoid those we just need to always check and update the roofing of our home.

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Tamra. Had to replace the roof on a couple of homes over the years. Enjoy your day!

Feb 19, 2019 04:20 AM #1
Robert Sole
REM Inspections LLC - Winter Springs, FL

Here in Florida, the only roofing that last more than 20 years is a metal or tile roof.  A roof with composition shingles , which is the most common, will only last between 15 and 20 years.  Ad to that, most insurance companies do not want to write a poilcy if the roof is more than 15 years old.

One problem is that very few people pay much attention to their roof.  If the roof is more than about 12 years old, it is a good idea to consider having it inspected to get a better idea of how much longer it will last.  It is much better to replace it a few years before it fails than to deal with the additionbal damage that you will have once it fails.

Feb 19, 2019 10:38 AM #2
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Replacing a roof can be an expensive endeavor so you want to make sure you get it inspected regularly.

Feb 19, 2019 07:10 PM #3
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