The roof of your home plays an essential role in protecting against harsh weather, varying temperatures, unwanted pests, and more! Replacing a roof is a major home improvement project that most homeowners put off for as long as they possibly can. Whether you’re on the fence about replacing your roof or just considering it for the first time, let’s discuss some of the telltale signs that your roof needs to be replaced. 

How Old is Your Roof?

If you didn’t install the current roof on your home, look back at the purchasing paperwork to see if you can find a timeline of when the current roof was installed. A traditional asphalt roof typically lasts around 20-30 years depending on the climate and how well it’s been cared for. If you’re current roof is within that timeframe, it’s probably time to consider replacing, or at least have it regularly inspected by a roofing professional to determine it’s condition.

Can You See Light in the Attic?  

The ceiling of your attic is actually the back of your roof. If you go into the attic and look up, you shouldn’t see any holes or light shining through the roof. If you do see holes or visible light, your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. It’s a good idea to checkout the attic while it’s raining too to check for any small leaks in the roof. If you find a leak, mark the area directly below it on the attic floor so you can show a contractor where the leak is. 

Inspecting the Surface of the Roof

The most common way to decide if a roof needs to be replaced is to inspect the roof. The singles of your roof should be in good condition without any cracking or warped edges. A roof that has mold or algae growth is another big red flag. That growth means your roof isn’t draining water properly, which can lead to water damage on the interior of the home too. Inspecting the surface of the roof is a job that requires close attention to detail and the right safety equipment to avoid an injury. Instead of breaking out the ladder to do it yourself, hire a professional!

Contact Us Today

If you’re in need of a roof replacement for your Washington home this year, our team at Eco Roof Service is ready to assist! You can contact our team today by calling us at (425) 363-9765 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!