A roof replacement can help to protect and extend the life of homes in Auckland. But a roof replacement is an extensive project, so many people who need roof replacement services will often wonder if it’s actually necessary, or if they can get away with performing some repairs instead.
Whether you are considering a full replacement or just need to make some minor repairs, understanding when a full roof replacement in Auckland is necessary will save you time and money in the long run. Markus & The Brothers provide professional roof replacement services that can help keep your home safe and secure for years to come.
Let’s look into some surefire signs that mean a roof replacement is necessary for your Auckland home:
Signs You Need A Roof Replacement
It is important to keep an eye out for signs that may indicate it is time to replace your roof. If you notice any of the following, it’s time to call in professional help:
Missing Or Broken Shingles
When you have missing or broken shingles, it’s a clear sign that your roof requires attention. Shingles perform the crucial task of shielding your home from harsh weather conditions. Their absence or damage can lead to leaks, which might cause significant damage to your home’s interior. If you notice missing shingles, or if your shingles start to crack, curl, or lose their granules, it may be time to consider roof replacement services. Especially in Auckland, where the weather can be unpredictable, it’s crucial to ensure your shingles are in good condition to withstand the elements. In some instances, individual shingles can be replaced when necessary. However, keep in mind that broken or missing shingles can mean damage to the interior of the roof, or the structure of your home. They need to be replaced as soon as possible, and it’s not advised to wait for more shingles to sustain damage before getting a roof replacement.
Age Of The Roof
The typical age of a roof is between 20 and 25 years old before it needs to be replaced. And because you can get a new roof installed on top of an old one, it also depends on whether the old roof was removed, and how many shingle layers it has. The more layers of shingles you have increases the weight and age of your roof.
You’ve Noticed Shingle Granules In The Gutters
Have a look in your gutters to see if you notice any shingle granules. Shingles are manufactured with tiny, often fibreglass granules in their makeup. They give roofs their colour and resistance to fire. So of course, when you see shingle granules in the gutters, it means they’re breaking down. Roofs shed granules more frequently the older it is. You may also see inconsistent colouring on the roof, which is another sign that your shingles are losing granules.
Roof Boards Are Letting Light Through
You notice a spongy feel or a bounce when walking on the roof, which means the underlying roofing system is weakened from water damage. Check your attic to see if there is any daylight coming through the roof boards. Also check for moisture in the insulation. This is a certain sign that your roof is no longer waterproof, and has started taking on water every time it rains.
Your Roof Is Sagging
The structural integrity of your roof is of utmost importance. Your roof is supposed to keep you and your family sheltered and secure. Once you you notice your roof has started to sag, or has a “wavy” look to it, it’s time to get it replaced. Sagging is caused by old age, inferior materials, excess weight of the roof, or water damage. When your roof starts to sag, it’s only a matter of time before it collapses into your home – so make sure to get in touch with roof replacement services quickly!
A roof replacement can be daunting, but it is essential to ensure the safety of your home. If you notice any signs that might indicate it’s time for a new roof, call Markus & The Brothers, so we can help determine if a full roof replacement in Auckland is necessary.