Does Your Porch Need a New Roof? 5 Signs to Look Out For

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Does Your Porch Need a New Roof? 5 Signs to Look Out For

June 16, 2019

The roof is an important part of the house; unfortunately, it’s also one of the most ignored parts of the house. 

Often, homeowners fail to realize that their roofing needs the same amount of care and repairs as their plumbing, flooring, or electrical systems. But this doesn’t stop your roof from being damaged due to wear and tear, weather, and pollution. 

So, how do you know if your porch roof is ready for a replacement? Here are five signs to look for: 

  • The roof shingles have started to curl or buckle
    When you install a new roof, your roof shingles will be in perfect shape. But over time, they get dented, they buckle or curl out of shape under wind or rain pressure, they may lose granules, or they may even fall off. 

    Not only will this ruin the structural integrity of your porch roof, but it will also make for an ungainly sight. If you notice any of these signs on your roof, it’s time to contact a qualified handyman Staten Island or roofing specialist for help.  
     
  • Your porch roof starts to leak 
    One of the surest signs that you need a new porch roof is ‘leakage.’ You may begin to notice the first signs of leakage in the form of discoloration in the roof. There may even be mold growth. This is an indicator of water collection in the spaces within your roof. 

    When there’s excessive inundation of water in the roof, your roof starts to sag and then crack, and finally, it starts to leak. 
     
  • You can see daylight through the roof beams
    When shingles fall-off or when roof beams crack, your porch roof weakens, stars to sag, and pockets of space get created between your roof tiles and beams. This allows sunlight to come through. 

    You can test for roof weakness by having your handyman Manhattan walk over your roof to see if the roof is spongy. If the roof is spongy and weak, it’s time to get it replaced immediately. 
     
  • Pests have made your porch roof their home 
    Pests like insects, worms, rats, raccoons, squirrels, and birds are common in old roofs. But if they aren’t dislodged soon, they can wreak havoc on your roof and your home. If you find any pests lodging in your porch roof, it’s time to contact a trained local New York City handyman. 

    Many handymen and roofers also offer extermination & pest control services as part of their roof replacement service. 
     
  • Your roof is really old
    Finally, you should get a new porch roof installed if your current roof is really old. 

    A typical roof has a lifespan of 15-20 years. Not having it replaced can put you and your home in danger. If your roof has crossed the 10-year mark, you should start considering a roof replacement at the earliest.  
     
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