The condition of your roof can impact the overall comfort and quality of your home. Depending on how your roof is constructed, you may need to think about roof replacement after 20 years or so. Replacing your roof can help prevent some common issues that could damage your home.
A big reason to consider roof replacement is to prevent water damage to your home. If your roof has open gaps of damage around your home, water can come in and leak down into your ceiling and rooms. You’ll see water stains in the ceiling if there is a problem with a leak.
Another possible issue that could stem from an old roof is a pest problem. Critters may be able to get inside of your home and into your attic if your roof is rotting and starting to deteriorate. Squirrels, mice or other rodents can get inside, nest and wreak havoc within your walls and ceilings.
Mold issues are also possible if your roof is older and in need of replacement. Water can come into your home if your roof is buckling and not completely covering the top of your home. Moisture may get trapped inside of the spaces of your home and lead to a mold issue.
A roof replacement can also help with electrical wiring issues that are due to roof problems. If your roof isn’t secure and water or pests are able to get inside, you may experience some power problems. Critters can get to your wiring system and chew on any exposed wires. Water may cause even more damage or interruptions to your service.
Getting your roof replaced can help you avoid some common home damage scenarios. Choose a qualified roofing contractor to inspect your roof if it’s older so you can make a decision about your next steps.