Is Your Roof Old Enough to Buy a Beer? 7 Telltale Signs It’s Time for Replacement

When’s the last time you climbed up on your hoursetop and had a good look around? Never? Well, that’s OK. You don’t need to risk your neck on a rooftop to know when to replace your roof. The telltale signs are visible from below.

So, when is it time to call Culbertson Construction? Here are some facts to consider (from the safety of your living room recliner) so you know when your roof is past its peak.

Your Roof is Old Enough to Buy a Beer

Asphalt shingles have a lifespan of 20-25 years. Thus, the age of the shingles are a good measure of when to contact a roofing contractor.

Your Roof Can’t Hold It Together in a Storm

Strong winds can blow shingles off the rooftop. If you find shingles on your lawn or driveway, then certainly you know it’s time for replacement. Even if you don’t immediately replace the entire rooftop, at least replace the missing shingles.

Dogs Shed, But Your Roof Shouldn’t

Check the health of your shingles by looking in gutters and down spouts. Sludge and sand granules indicate a breakdown of the asphalt shingles.

Your Roof Leaks Worse Than WikiLeaks

Stains on the inside walls of your home are a sure sign of a leak. Definitely, bad news! Check for water stains, especially near exterior walls.

Your Roof is Unlike a Rolling Stone

Your shingles should be like the proverbial rolling stone gathering no moss. Nothing should grow on their surface. Moss and algae damage a roof by eating into the asphalt shingles and underlayment.

Your Roof is Under the Weather

Hailstorms and ice dams can damage asphalt roofs and cause leaks. In turn, leaks can damage walls, insulation, furniture, electrical systems, etc. Additionally, excess moisture contributes to the growth of mold and mildew.

Is It Time to Call Culbertson Construction?

Don’t let a damaged or leaking roof get out of hand. Instead, call Ben Culbertson (920-362-4204) for a replacement estimate. Culbertson Construction has 20 years of roofing experience. The Green Bay-based company serves residential and commercial customers in Northeast Wisconsin: Oconto, Kewaunee, Door, Outagamie, Shawano, Calumet, Manitowoc, and Brown counties. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, Contact Culbertson Construction is a contractor you can trust to do the job right.