The new year is a time for setting goals and
intentions for the rest of the year, and you may have a few home projects on
that list. If it's been a while since your roof has been replaced and there are
several problem areas, the new year may be a time for a new roof. Continue
reading for several reasons why you may need a new roof in 2023.
Moss & Algae On Your Roof
When you look at your roof, you may see moss
or algae growing on the shingles. If it is a small amount, it could be removed
or washed off. However, if there is moss all the way across your roof, there is
a significant issue. Moss and algae are a sign that there is a moisture issue within
your roof and there may be water damage on the wood underneath your shingles,
leading to rot. In a roof replacement, you can get algae and moss-resistant shingles to prevent this from happening.
If you have noticed any water spots on your
ceilings or water streaks on your walls, you may have a roof leak. If it is at
the point that you see it on your ceilings and walls, that means your shingles,
roof decking, and flashing all have water damage. Once the water damage is that
extensive, the only viable option is to replace your roof.
Roof Is Sagging
You may notice that your shingles have started
to look wavy or are sagging between the trusses. If you've had a roof leak,
sagging shingles are a common side effect. The sagging is caused by the wood
underneath your shingles experiencing water damage, which has decreased the
integrity of the wood. Depending on how extensive the sagging is, you may need
a roof replacement instead of just a repair.
Roof Is Over 20 Years Old
Everything has a lifespan, especially your
roof. Many asphalt shingle roofing systems can last 20 to 25 years, but the
older they get, the more problems arise. Instead of going for repairs every time, you should invest in a roof replacement. A new roof will
give you all new roofing materials, making it much less likely that you'll have
any problems or issues. An old roof can lead to leaks and water damage that
comes along with costly repairs.
Winter weather can also bring on its own
challenges for your roof. Learn more about preparing your roof for cold weather to keep
your roof in great shape.
The best way to know if you need a roof repair
or replacement due to broken shingles is by having an inspection done by a
trustworthy and experienced roofing company. ARAC Roof It Forward offers free
video inspections so you can see any damage on your roof for the safety of
your home. Schedule your free video inspection today.