When Should You Replace Your Roof?

Having a dependable roof is vital to keeping your home protected, especially during the cold winter months. If you start seeing these signs of age on your roof, it may be time for a replacement.

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How old is your roof? An asphalt shingle roof will typically last between 20 – 25 years until it starts to degrade and needs a replacement.

What condition are the shingles in? Walking around the perimeter of your home, you can tell straight away if the shingles are worn out if they are torn, dented, or patches are missing all together.

What does the roof structure look like? If you can climb onto the roof, you can tell if the roof structure has aged if it has a spongy or bouncy feel as you walk on it. If you’d rather skip climbing up a ladder, you can check the structure of the roof by looking at it from inside the attic. If you find patches of light showing through or the insulation has moisture in it, then the roof needs to be repaired or replaced.

Having a roof specialist do a full inspection of your roof will ensure damage or wear and tear does unnoticed. They’ll also be able to recommend whether you need to make some repairs or replace the roof entirely.

Contact Burell Built for quality roof replacements and repairs in Knoxville, TN and the surrounding area. Talk to their team of roofing professionals today by calling 865-238-2628.