Do I Need A New Roof?

Published October 20, 2022

Roofs come in many different types and materials, but they all serve the same purpose – protection. Due to roofing material lasting many years, they can often be brushed under the rug. The status of your roof is something homeowners should always be aware of, because your home is not protected without it. In this blog, we will detail common signs your roof needs to be replaced and how Low-E ThermaSheet® can benefit your home.

Signs Your Roof Needs To Be Replaced

Over the years, roofing material wears due to weather. Roof replacement without damage is a preventative service, because it helps ensure bigger problems are avoided. Below are 5 potential signs your roof needs to be replaced.

  • Curling Or Cracked Shingles
  • Old Or Worn Look
  • Granules Or Shingles Missing
  • Water Leakage
  • High Energy Bills

Curling Or Cracked Shingles

As your roof ages, shingles will naturally start loosening. Curling or cracked shingles can indicate your roof needs replacement, no matter the age of the roof. Curling shingles typically mean your roof has ventilation issues. Cracked shingles are a result of expansion in hot and cold temperatures.

Old Or Worn Look

Do you know the age of your roof? When to replace your roof depends on age, material, and common weather conditions. Below is a general guide of how long roofing materials can last.

  • Asphalt shingles: 15-30 years
  • Wood shingles: 20-25 years
  • Metal roofs: 50-75 years

Although an old or work looking roof may not be harming your home, it greatly affects the appearance of your home. Worn looking roofs can also help indicate the age if you are unaware.

Granules Or Shingles Missing

Roofs will lose shingles and granules over time due to wind and other weather conditions. The roofing underlayment is exposed to outside elements and could lead to leakage. Water and debris can collect within the missing parts, so it is best to have your roof inspected if multiple shingles or granules are missing.

Water Leakage

If you are experiencing water damage, especially in your attic, your roof could be to blame. Moisture marks, colored stains, and mold growth/smell are all signs of water leakage. Water leaks can affect your home’s structure and lead to bigger problems if the source is ignored.

High Energy Bills

Heating and cooling your home is the largest portion of your utility bills. Air can easily escape through an old roof and drive up energy usage. Specific factors about your roof can raise or lower energy bills, such as:

  • Color. Lighter colored roofs reflect sun rays, while dark colors absorb more heat.
  • Material. Material such as metal can reflect sunlight.

If your monthly bills are higher than you’d like, consider air leaking through your roof as the cause. Along with a new roof, adding roofing underlayment, such as Low-E ThermaSheet®, can protect your home from heat gain/loss and keep utility bills low in the future.

Low-E ThermaSheet®

When replacing your roof, we strongly encourage you to consider using Low-E ThermaSheet® as your roofing underlayment. Not only is Low-E ThermaSheet® a durable underlayment but it’s also an insulation! Our patented, 2-in-1 product will help maximize the energy efficiency of your roof, lowering your monthly heating and cooling costs and keeping more money in your wallet!

Benefits Of ThermaSheet®

There are many advantages to installing a versatile roofing underlayment like Low-E ThermaSheet®, such as:

  • Lowers Energy Costs
  • Provides Thermal Break
  • Reduces Air Leaks
  • Self Seals Around Fasteners

For more information about Low-E ThermaSheet, visit our informative article detailing additional benefits of the product!

Related Article: Everything You Need To Know About Low-E ThermaSheet®

Your roof is one of the most important pieces of your home’s exterior. Replacing your roof can save time, energy, and money on future problems. Don’t wait until it’s too late, consider these signs your roof needs replacement soon!

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