Age and extreme weather can be harsh on your roof system, resulting in extensive wear and tear that can compromise your home’s quality of life. Nonetheless, when do you know for sure that your home is due for a roof replacement? Century Roofing and Siding, the expert in shingle and metal roofing in Ottawa, can help you with this. If your system is exhibiting these four telltale signs of failure, you might need to go for a new roof:
1. Obvious Signs of Aging—Even the sturdiest of roofs has an expiry date. A standard asphalt roof, for example, usually lasts up to 20 years. When your existing roof is nearing, or past its service life, it’s more than likely you’ll soon need a new one. Aside from age, however, there are other signs that indicate your roof’s expiration. In fact, some roofing systems fail prematurely due to improper ventilation. Without it, heat will build up excessively in your attic space, causing roofing materials to wear and age well before their time.
2. Damaged or Missing Shingles—You only need to look at your shingles’ condition to decide if you need new roofing in Ottawa. Using your binoculars, check if your roofing shingles are curled, cracked, buckling, or missing. If you spot these, it can only mean that your roof materials are nearing the end of their service life.
3. Shingle Granules inside Your Gutters—Shingles lose their protective granules when they’re already failing. This makes it easier for water to enter your home, resulting in leaks. In addition, you might find inconsistencies in color on some areas of your roof. You can usually find these granules inside your gutters.
4. Recurring Roof Leaks—Leaks can be minor annoyances, but they’re not reason enough to replace your roof. Unfortunately, once they worsen, you might find water streaks along your interior walls and stains on your ceiling. You might also notice pooling water in your rooms after particularly heavy rainfall. If most of your rooms have leaks, contact Century Roofing and Siding immediately.
Turn to us if you spot any or all of these signs. We have deep experience on the installation of various roofing types, including Ottawa flat roofing. With our high-quality roofing materials from the leading brands and our expert crew, we’ll make sure your new roof maximizes your home’s weather protection and comfort. Call us at (613) 738-1774 or fill out this form for a free estimate.