Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

Take note of these signs that indicate you need a new roof.

Every homeowner wants to take good care of their property, naturally. But what most homeowners often overlook is the one thing that protects their home from weather and natural disasters – the roof. The roof is an important part of your home’s protection, so it’s wise to make sure it is kept in good condition. Take a look at these indicators that mean you may need a new roof.

There are curled or buckled shingles.

The shingles all add up to create a protective barrier for your home. Broken, missing, or damaged shingles could mean that your home’s roof is vulnerable. Buckled shingles can occur because of moisture in the attic space forcing nails to push up and out of the roof’s decking. This can leave your home exposed to outside elements.

It’s old.

A roof over twenty years old is most likely in need of some repair, if not replacing altogether. Roofs are exposed to the element’s on a daily basis, and all of these conditions will take a toll over time. If your roof is pushing the age of twenty, consider replacing it.

It’s beginning to sag.

It may seem obvious, but a sagging roof is a sure-fire sign that it needs updating. Sagging of the roof is generally caused by long-term water damage, but carrying the weight of snow or ice can also trigger it. If your roof is dipping, curving, or sagging, roof repairs or replacement should be considered.

If any of these signs are present, it’s time to call in qualified roofing contractors. Keep in mind that your homeowners insurance will help to repair and replace your roof if it is damaged by a covered peril. However, you are responsible for the general maintenance and upkeep of it. If your roof needs replacing because of wear and tear, you will be responsible for all associated costs.  Ensure that you have the optimum coverage by visiting the professionals at Sausman Insurance Agency. Our team is here to help you protect your home in Mifflintown, Millersburg, Lewistown, and beyond.