In today’s roofing industry, great strides are being made in the direction of more durable, longer lasting materials that better handle Australia’s harsh climates. That being said, it is important to remember that many of our homes are sheltered by roofs from decades gone by and will require frequent review to ensure they are in a fit condition. Here are our four indicators that it is time for a roof replacement.
With age, all things fade – even roofs. You might think your roof still has many good years left because you were given a lengthy warranty, but that warranty regards imperfections or shortcomings on the part of the manufacturer. If your home has spent five, ten, twenty years being battered by the ever-changing elements of our nations damaging weather, there is a good chance that the materials protecting your home have started to wear away.
Reviewing the conditions of your shingles is the most reliable method to uncovering issues with your roof. With harsh winds, rain, and sun damage, shingles can lose their protective granules, causing them to buckle or curl in shape, demonstrating a weakened structural integrity for your roof. The same applies if you notice any staining or moss developing on your shingles. Moss and algae form where there’s excess moisture, which means your roof is taking on water through a leak. If you see various shingles ‘missing’, it will usually have been at the hand of strong winds sweeping them away, which might be causing this leakage. Small amounts can be repaired, however, if the damage is significant, they could be opening up new avenues for further damage.
Common features on roofs, such as chimneys and vents, leave design points that are highly vulnerable to water. Flashings are metal contraptions sealed with tar to prevent water slipping through into your home. If you notice that the flashing’s sealant or structure has become compromised, then your roof is at risk of taking on water.
Unwanted Water & Daylight in Attic
Homeowners generally check the exterior of their property for damage, but usually if your roof is in need of replacement, signs of damage have already crept inside. By going up into your attic, you can see whether any beams of daylight are streaking through the roof, or if water has begun to accumulate in your insulation. Both would naturally suggest that your home is not provided adequate shelter for your home.
Protect Your Home
If you have deemed that your roof is in need of repairs or replacement, do not hesitate to contact the professionals at Hooky’s Roofing. Call today on 02 9948 9552 for a rapid quote on how to protect your home.