Roof replacement is the process of removing and replacing all the existing shingles, felt paper, or moisture barriers. Roof replacement may include repairing or replacing damaged material beneath the old roof. Replacing the roof can protect the integrity of your home.
If you suspect your roof is damaged, Thurston Roof services Clayton, Raleigh, Durham, and surrounding communities. We are trustworthy licensed professionals who can accurately determine whether you need a new roof or a roof repair.
When Do You Need Roof Replacement Versus Repair?
You need a roof replacement versus a repair if the roof’s lifespan has expired or interior or exterior damage shows that the roof is no longer protecting your home.
Roof Lifespan Expired
A roof’s lifespan is 15 to 50 years, depending on the craftsmanship and quality of the roofing materials. Knowing when your roof was installed can help determine whether it is time to replace it.
Average lifespan for a roof based on the material:
Asphalt shingles – 15 to 20 years
Metal – 30 to 50 years
Clay tiles – 40 years
Exterior Roof or Home Damage
Extensive exterior damage on the roof or your home can mean that you need a new roof instead of a repair.
A roof will eventually sag if the boards beneath it rot from trapped moisture. Thurston Roof will check the surface of your roof for these signs that you need a new roof:
Fungi, Moss, or Mold on the RoofProlonged trapped moisture in a roof can cause fungi, mold, or moss to grow. If you see fungi, moss, or mold on your roof, take the following steps:
Brush the growth away.
Observe the area to see if the growth remains, stays away, or grows back.
Call Thurston Roof for an inspection at your Clayton, Raleigh, or Durham area home.
Buckling or Curling Roof Shingles
Roof shingles can buckle or curl when they are only partially attached. Extensive shingle damage may require a new roof.
Causes of buckling or curling roof shingles include:
Lack of insulation
Normal wear and tear
Poor attic ventilation
Call Thurston Roof for an inspection whenever you notice buckled or curled shingles.
Missing Shingles or Granules
Missing shingles or granules on the shingles expose your roof to elements that gradually deteriorate it.
Causes of missing shingles include:
Flashing, Gutter Guards, or Fascia
We will examine roof flashing, gutter guards, and fascia.
Roof flashing – Flashing is a thin metal material that directs water away from areas where it would otherwise collect, such as the chimney, vent pipes, or valleys of the roof. Missing or damaged flashing leads to moisture buildup.
Gutter guards – Missing or clogged gutter guards prevent water from draining off the roof.
Fascia – Missing trim board (fascia) behind roof gutters or eaves (corners) allows water leakage.
Contact us for an inspection in Clayton, Raleigh, Durham, and surrounding areas if a roof’s supporting structure is missing.
Interior Signs of Roof Damage
Interior signs of roof damage are not always easy to spot. Long-term moisture or leaking can show up inside your home and may lead to roof replacement.
Interior signs of roof damage:
Yellow spots or water rings in the ceiling
Mold in corners of walls
High humidity inside the home
Light in the attic
Request a Roof Replacement Estimate
If you see internal or external signs of roof damage, call Thurston Roof for an inspection and a free estimate on roof replacement. We service Clayton, Raleigh, Durham, and surrounding areas. After an inspection, we will explain whether your home needs a new roof or if a repair is enough. We are licensed roofers and offer lifetime warranties on shingles and our craftsmanship. Call us at Thurston Roof today.