All roofs have a lifespan and, at some stage, will need to be replaced. From beginning to end, we are able to help with the replacement of your roof. Whether you’d like to get a roof replacement in Hamilton due to age and deterioration; change the look of your home with an addition/alteration, or make a cheap roof tile replacement from concrete tiles to a lightweight long-run iron solution you can rely on Waterproof Roofs to assist you with selecting the best product to suit your home and surrounding environment.
When Is It Time To Replace Your Roof?
Roofs don't last forever and, if they are not well maintained, they could need to be replaced over time. Here are ways to tell if your roof needs replacing:
Check The House Records
In very old houses where the roof hasn't been replaced for many, many years, it might be time to consider replacing or reshingling the roof. It helps to know when the roof was installed and what it was made of. This will help you gather some insight into how long you can expect it to last.
Typical asphalt shingle roofs last in the region of 20 to 25 years. Different roof types last different lengths depending on maintenance and weather. .
Flashing, which is installed around corners, seams, chimneys, vents and skylights, needs to be 100% sealed to keep out rain.
A visual inspection should reveal whether there are any cracks or breaks in the flashing. If the flashing is coming apart in many places, it might be time to refurbish the roof or carry out a replacement.
Check For Rot
If a roof is sagging, or losing its shape in one way or another, wholesale replacement of the roof might very well be required. If the roof does collapse, it could cause injury or even further damage to your property.
Sagging roofs are an indicator that there is rot in the wood underneath, which might be a sign that there are undetected leaks in the ceiling. Check everywhere you can for moisture damage or rotting wood, particularly at low points in the ceiling.
Check For Growth
Unwanted moss growing on your roof is a bad sign. Moss, which is similar to mould and fungi, indicates the presence of trapped moisture. Trapped moisture can cause a roof to rot and collapse and can end up being a very expensive problem to fix with your roof needing to be replaced.
To ask the opinion of a professional, contact us at Waterproof Roofs. We do roof replacements in Waikato and Hamilton, and we can assess the extent of the problem. Contact us today for more information.