Your Roof Is Getting Old
The lifespan of your roof will depend on what it is made from, and below is a rough estimate of how long the different roofing materials are expected to last.
- Wooden Shingles – 20 years
- Metal Roofs – 60 to 80 years
- Concrete tiles, slate tiles, and clay tiles – 60 to 150 years
- Asphalt shingles – 20 years
There are some exceptions as if your roof is made from architectural asphalt tiles, they can last between 30 and 50 years. If you know how old your roof is and it is getting to the end of its lifespan, you may wish to call a few professional Sydney roofing contractors and get a quote for replacing your roof. If you leave it too long, you could end up doing further damage to your home, which will cost even more to fix.
Shingles Curling, Buckling, Or Missing
If you can see visible signs that your roof is damaged, you will need to address the problem quickly before it rains to help prevent further damage from being done. A shingle will usually curl or buckle due to the amount of direct sunlight it receives, and they do sometimes become loose during high winds and storms, which can account for any that are missing.
Bits Of Shingles In Your Gutters
If you clean your gutters a couple of times a year, you will also want to check them for bits of shingles. If you do find any bits from your roof, it may require a closer inspection as you may have a significant problem with your roof.
Closely Twice A Year
You will want to inspect your roof in the springtime, and at the end of autumn, but before you get the ladder out to look at the outside, go up to your loft first, as you can often see warning signs here. Looks for signs of water in your attic, and turn the light out when you are up there and see if you can see any daylight coming through anywhere. When you have finished, you can climb up to your roof and give it a quick inspection. There is no need to walk on the roof, and this may damage your roof. Look for visible signs of something wrong, and if you do see something, call your local roofing specialist and let the professional do the job.