Having a roof over your head should be a top priority, so it’s important to make sure it’s a solid one that will keep you safe and comfortable. Here are 5 signs that your home may be in need of a roof replacement, or that your roof is in need of repair. The best way to find out the true condition of your roof is to bring in a Certified Home Inspector for a roof inspection. At Inspectrum Data Services, we are FAA Certified in Drone Roof Inspections. Using this advanced technology, we collect aerial images of your roof and reveal potential issues that may not be visible in a standard visual inspection.

How old is the roof?

A typical asphalt shingle roof is commonly said to last from 20 to 25 years. If your roof is pushing 30, it’s probably time to have it replaced. Other factors come into play, too. Is your roof well-ventilated? Was an old roof removed, leaving you with a single layer of shingles? Did you have a roof installed over one or multiple layers? If so and if it’s more than two decades old, then it’s likely time for a roof replacement.

Are the shingles morphing shape?

Curled, cupping, or buckling shingles are also signs that it may be time to replace your roof. Take a close look at the parts of your roof that get direct sunlight. If you see curled shingles or if granules are coming off and you’re finding them in your gutter, now would be a good time to get a roof inspection to determine whether individual shingles can be replaced or whether an entirely new roof is in order.

Are the valleys damaged?

Note whether shingles are crumbling or if any are missing in your roof valleys. The valleys are some of the most important parts of your roof since rain and snow use your roof’s valleys as pathways to your gutters. Damaged valleys can lead to leaking roofs, so if you spot damage in these areas, it’s likely the time has come for a roof replacement.

Can you see daylight in the attic?

If you walk on your roof and you feel like you’re bouncing a bit, your roof could have moisture damage. The next step is to go into your attic while the sun is out and look for signs of daylight peeking through. If you see the sun’s rays, your next move should be to call the professionals and get an estimate for a new roof.

Plan Your Roof Replacement Carefully

Don’t wait until it’s too late to address concerns about your roof. If you live in Northern Virginia and notice any of these signs, it is time to bring in Inspectrum Data Services for a Drone Roof Inspection. An emergency roof replacement will be more stressful and costly than it needs to be. Why not find out everything you can about the current condition of your roof and then plan accordingly? Contact us to inquire about our Drone Roof Inspection Services.

Inspectrum Data Services also provides General Home Inspections for buyers and sellers and offers Infrared Thermal Imaging technology to give you comprehensive details about your home. 

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