When to Consider Re-Roofing
A leak, of course, is the most obvious clue that your roof needs some attention. Leaks can be caused by a variety of reasons, including ice dams, shingle blow-off or improperly installed or deteriorated flashing. Don’t just look for a drip coming from the ceiling, though. Signs of moisture also include discolored spots on the wall, loose wallpaper, peeling paint on the ceiling or a damp smell in a hallway or room. And remember that water traveling into your home may take a circuitous route, running down rafters, top plates, studs and sole plates before reaching your ceiling.
A roof is much more than just shingles
When you replace your roof, be aware that it is a system of integrated parts: shingles, felt or shingle underlayment, ice and water barrier, ventilation and insulation. Working in unison, these elements can provide maximum performance and efficiency. Shingles by themselves may look nice, but without considering the whole package, you could be looking at major roof or attic problems down the road.