If you’re starting to think you might need a new roof installed, there are a few things you can
run through to determine if it’s time to have your roof serviced.
The first place you can start is in your very own home—meaning you don’t even have to go
outside. This place is the attic if it’s accessible in your home. If you see any light coming through
or stains and streaks, it’s a likely sign that you have leaks coming from your roof.
Next, figuring out the age of your roof shingles will help determine if it’s time to replace them.
Asphalt shingle/composition roofs last about 20 years but can last longer depending on the
material of your shingles. The life span of your roof can also vary due to climate and weather
Lifted, cracked, curled, or completely missing shingles can lead to a leaky roof over your head.
These problem shingles leave vulnerable parts of your roof exposed to the elements,
contributing to leaks.
Living in Indiana, your roof’s worst enemy will likely be wind, snow, hail, and storms of those
variations. Factoring in an aged roof, there will be problems down the line if not properly
inspected and serviced.
Have a thorough look at your roof to determine if you might have any issues. If you still aren’t
sure, call a professional to inspect your home’s roof and evaluate the damage or how well your
roof is doing. It’s better to spot and do something early on so you can spend less on roof
repairs, rather than have it become costly finding out your roof needs a full roof replacement.