When you first bought your home, you thought it was indestructible. As time went on, it seemed that way. However, the long winters here in the Pacific Northwest can be tough. Years and years of tough rain and snow on your roof are starting to show, but you’re not sure. Sometimes it can be tricky if the obvious isn’t noticeable.
The obvious, of course, are leaks, shingles falling clear off and holes you can see through. These situations are often times the wake-up call that can easily be prevented. If the early signs aren’t caught, you may be looking at more than just a roof replacement. Here are 3 not so noticeable signs your roof may need to be replaced.
Crack shingles are the easiest thing to ignore. The reason is because it may be hard to spot cracks if they aren’t of a substantial size. Cracks can appear most easily at the ends. When straining and cracking happens, it’ll happen slowly and overtime. Taking a good 5-10 minutes look at your roof before you walk in, can save you ten’s of thousands of dollars in potential spending.
Just based off sheer age, it can be time. If your roof is over 20 years old, then it may be time to begin shopping around. Most roofs are meant to last about that long, so if you haven’t had any major damage by then, it’s time to not take your luck for granted and begin taking a serious look at a new window.
Moss may seem like it’s a purely cosmetic issue. But it’s not. In the Pacific Northwest climate, moss is rampant and leads to other problems. Moisture and moss can lead to mold on the internal parts of your roof.
I’m sure we’ve all seen a movie where someone is running across a roof and it caves in. The type of of effect mold can have on your roof. It weakens certain spots and will spread to the rest of the roof.
Give us a call at (425) 527-0077 so we can begin the process of replacing your roof!