Is it time to fix or replace your old Sydney roof? At Hyspec Constructions & Roofing we have a team of professional roofers who will easily help you with whatever roofing problem you may be experiencing.
Look out for these red flags before calling a Hyspec roofer.
Most homeowners decide they need a new roof after they detect a leak in their ceiling. However, this leak could be a cause from a variety of roofing problems. But, what factors really determine whether a roof repair will solve the problem or the house needs a roof replacement?
Here are some tips to help you determine whether you need a new roof.
1. Roof Age
How old is your current asphalt shingle roof? Most roofing experts agree that a regular roof will generally last between 20 and 25 years. It also depends on if the old roof was removed and you only have one layer of shingles, and if it is correctly ventilated. If the roof was installed over another layer or several layers and it is older than 20 years, chances are you need a new roof.
2. Shingles Curling and Buckling
Shingles that are curled or buckling are another indication that you may need a new roof. Look at the slopes of your home that get direct sunlight and if you notice the shingles are curling and losing granules, it could mean the shingles are past their life span. There could also be a chance that the roof is defective. Contact a licensed roofing contractor to see if you could be eligible for reimbursement.
3. Roof Valleys
If your roof shingles are falling apart or missing in this area, it’s a clear sign you need a new roof. Valleys are one of the most important areas of your roof. Rain flows through valleys and into gutters. If the valley is compromised, you could be susceptible to roof leaks.
4. Missing Shingles
These are another sign your roof could be failing. Check to see if all of the shingle “tabs” are intact.
5. Chimney Flashing
This is another area to be concerned about. If your flashing consists of roof cement or tar, it may need to be replaced with a long-term, water-tight fitting, which would be a metal flashing system.
6. Shingle Granules in the Gutters
Look in your gutters to check whether they are loaded up with shingle granules. Roofs tend to lose more granules toward the end of their life cycle. Inconsistent or darker colour on some parts of the roof is another signal that the granules have worn away.
7. Daylight Through the Roof Boards
You notice a spongy feel or trampoline bounce when walking on the roof, which means the underlying decking is weakened from moisture. Check your attic to see if there is any daylight coming through the roof boards. Also check for moisture in the insulation.
At Hyspec Constructions & Roofing, we are professional roofers who take every measure to ensure your 100% satisfied with your roof repair or roof replacement. We work all over Sydney and the Sutherland Shire and know that every family has a different wants and needs. We will always give you the best advise based on your personal circumstances and always look for ways that can help you save. Through experience we’ve found that the clients who choose to increase the value of their home within a manageable budget are far happier and comfortable with the their choice!
- Posted by Hyspec Constructions
- On March 30, 2020