Roof replacement is one of those projects that can really add to your home’s value and aesthetic appeal, and is often an essential component of home improvement that don’t have to be paid for out of pocket. The issue that homeowners face, though, is determining whether or not they need a full roof replacement. A simple inspection by a professional roofer should be enough to determine if a full replacement is necessary. There are actually several reasons that a roof inspection might indicate that a roof replacement is needed, some of which have to do with weather and weathering and how well the roof is built.Do you want to learn more? Visit Proformance Roofing-Roof Replacement
If your home has more than two layers of shingles, you should have a roof replacement done anyway, even if only one layer needs replacing. If there are visible signs of leaks, such as holes or cracks, it is a sign that your roof replacement should wait. Leaks under shingles can lead to moisture getting into the attic, which can cause structural damage to the entire home. Roof leaks can also lead to the failure of any siding or flashing around the house. Even if a re-roofing isn’t an option, a roof replacement can still be performed, since the added labor will probably be worth it in the end.
Another reason that a roof replacement might be needed is if you notice a gradual decline in the quality of the felt paper that is used to cover the shingles. Once enough layers have become worn away, they can become chipped or even torn off, leaving unsightly gaps where the felt paper used to line the edge of the roofing system has come loose. In many cases, all that is needed to repair the problem is adding new felt paper to the areas that have been torn off. If you notice this happening on your roof, contact a local roofing company before deciding to do a roof replacement.