It’s no secret, a full roof replacement is a massive project – and one that could potentially be quite costly if it’s not properly planned for beforehand.
While many factors influence the need for having your home’s roof replaced, the real question is whether you know if your roof will need to be replaced when spring finally hits the Newnan and surrounding areas of Georgia in 2017.
How will you know? Check for these warning signs that could indicate your roof is in need of replacement:
Worn out shingles
Following a significant amount of age and weathering, asphalt shingles will inevitably curl up or tear.
If they are extremely worn out, asphalt shingles have been notorious for becoming loose and eventually falling off during a heavy windstorm.
When this occurs, the homeowner should take this as a very definitive sign that their roof is in need of extensive repairs or even replacement, which should take place during the first appearance of warmer weather.
Damage caused by hail
Sadly, hail damage is a common occurrence in the Southeast. In order to receive proper insurance coverage, hail damage to your roof must be reported fairly quickly – and will almost always be accompanied by a roof replacement.
In addition to causing extensive (and expensive) damage to the interior of your home, a roof leak also provides the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. If you should ever notice a leak, call a local roofing professional immediately, as the longer you wait to fix the issue, the more it will eventually cost you.
If you notice some discoloration to your roof, this may be a result of mold. This fungus forms on damp wood sheathing, creating an extremely unhealthy environment for all those that live in your home (especially small children and pets).
Upgrading Your Roof
In a best case scenario, your roof would provide another few years of effective use – however, if you are getting ready to put your home on the market, a brand new roof, complete with more classic or stylish shingles is an ideal way to make your home appear more attractive to potential buyers and significantly improve its curb appeal overall.
When is a Good Time For Roof Replacement?
In reality, any time (besides during a severe storm) is a good time to replace your roof, or at least make some much-needed repairs.
If you are considering roof repairs or a roof inspection in the area of Newnan, Georgia, contact Eagle Watch Roofing today – we can work through the details while the weather is still on the cooler side, and be prepared with our experienced technicians in tow to begin transforming your roof into a gorgeous (and properly functioning) roof once again.
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