Is it Time to Replace Your Roof? 4 Warning Signs (Part 2)

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Continued from part 1.

While it may not be the foundation or the walls, the roof of your home is what keeps you dry, secure, and safe. It is one of the most critical parts of your home. And roof replacements here in Colorado is not unusual.

We know it’s a big project (and expensive one) to replace a roof, but taking care of the roof of your home is critical—not only for you but also for curb appeal and the potential resale of your home. If you are thinking about selling soon, you will want to make sure your roof is in tip-top condition for inspection, otherwise, buyers may want to negotiate in replacement or lower the overall price of the property.

If you notice any of these things beginning to happen to the roof of your home, it is probably time to have a professional take a look at it.  

3. Mold In Your Attic

Have you begun to notice mold or mildew build-up in the attic of your home? Watch out for this as it can cause plywood to rot and you will eventually need to replace your roof. Mold is also a health hazard, so make sure you’re inspecting the attic annually to ensure proper ventilation and temperature (it should be the same temperature as the outdoors). If you do have mold and are unsure of the impact of your home, call a professional.

4. Missing Shingles, or Shingles with Algae Growth

Back to the shingles—Colorado Springs homeowners: if you notice missing shingles on your roof or any green growth, it may be time for a replacement. Algae growth is a sign that bacteria is eating away at your roof, and missing shingles allow for water to leak into your home. Call a professional as soon as possible if you notice either of these problems. They can assess the damage and discuss next steps.

If you have any questions about what Colorado Springs buyers are looking for or are curious about major upgrades to your home before selling, give our team a call. We are happy to talk with you about the most important home updates for a great home sale.