Your garage roof requires as much care and attention as the roof over your house. After all, it helps keep your vehicle and tools dry, it protects your garage from the elements, and it goes a long way towards maintaining your home’s curb appeal.
How long your garage roof lasts depends on factors such as the roofing materials used, the weather where you live, the age of the roof, its insulation and ventilation, and how well it was installed.
It can be easy to put off repairing your garage roof since you don’t live there, and the effects of disrepair can go unnoticed. However, once you do notice signs of a damaged roof, you should get it fixed as soon as possible. Putting it off will only worsen the problem and it may cost you a lot more to fix it in the future.
How Can You Tell When It’s Time to Replace Your Garage Roof?
- The Roof’s Age.
A typical shingled roof lasts anywhere between 20-25 years. Some go up to 30 years provided they’re well taken care of. If your garage roof has served you for more than 2 decades and you start to notice that it’s sagging in places, has cracked or curled shingles, or it has holes that let in sunshine and water, it may be time to say goodbye to it and get a new one. Finding lots of shingle granules in the gutter also indicates that the shingles may need to be replaced.
- Check for Interior Signs of Leakage or Damage.
There are some telltale signs of roof damage to look out for inside your garage. You can start by checking if you can spot any gaps or spaces in the shingles that let in light. Also, check for pools of water inside the garage as well as water stains or spots on the ceiling or parts of the wall near the roof. A buildup of mold and mildew also indicates that your roof is letting moisture into the garage.
- Conduct a Roof Inspection
The best way to determine whether you need a new garage roof is to call a roofer to carry out a professional roof inspection. The roofer can professionally examine both the interior and exterior of the roof and garage for signs of damage. In addition to checking the shingle coverage, they’ll also check the flashing to see if it’s buckled, bent, or missing before examining whether the roof valleys are sagging.
Contact Christian Brothers Roofing
Replacing the roof on your garage may seem daunting but with Christian Brothers Roofing, you don’t need to worry. We have been providing great roofing services in Atlanta, Georgia for close to four decades now and customer satisfaction is our priority.
We have an expert team of certified roof repair specialists who will assess the condition of your roof and determine what needs to be done. Contact us today to learn how we can help with your garage roof.