You probably don’t think too much about your roof until something happens to it, such as a serious leak, a hole, or part of it breaking. There are signs before something serious occurs that tell you when it’s time to replace your Las Cruces, NM home’s roof. Below are five ways to know when you should replace your roof.
Depending upon the materials used in your roof, you can expect your roof to last anywhere from 25 to 30 years. When it comes time to replace an old roof, curled shingles are one such sign that the roof has got to go. Curled shingles make it easier for the wind to rip them off, and Las Cruces’ windy season starts in mid-February and goes to mid-May.
Metal flashing seals roof seams around chimneys, vents, and other areas of your roof to protect against rain and other inclement weather. Have a professional perform a home inspection to check for cracks or breaks and upgrade to metal flashing for extra durability.
Missing shingles are a flashing neon arrow pointing to your roof saying it’s time to replace it. Missing shingles can’t protect your home against rain and other weather elements.
Seeing the Light
While you can’t always tell if there’s damage from the outside of your home, it’s sometimes easier to see damage from the inside of your home. Go up into your attic or crawlspace and look for spots where you see sunlight.
In addition to looking for sunlight, another thing you should keep your eye out for is water damage or moisture. Check for stains, sagging, rotting boards, or other signs of water damage.
Don’t let your old or damaged roof get you down. A new roof boosts your home’s value and increases heating and cooling efficiency to save you money. Contact Dynamic Heating & Cooling, Refrigeration today for our professional roofing services.
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