Is it time to replace your roof?

A person fixing a roof

It’s difficult to determine when you might need a roof replacement because you don’t check it every day. With so many other things to think about, it’s easy to overlook roof maintenance – but failing to do so could result in more significant problems down the road. It is important to be proactive and check for early warning indications that a roof needs to be replaced.

A common question we see is “My roof is not leaking, why should I replace it?” Well, a leaking roof is just one of the many signs to look out for. Sometimes a roof can naturally reach the end of its useful life without experiencing a roof failure. 

Here are 5 telltale signs that it’s time to replace your roof
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1. Light coming through your roof

Light coming in from your roof could mean that you have cracks and holes in your roof – which should be attended to as soon as possible. Check your roof to see if repairs could fix the damage, or whether an entire roof replacement is needed.

2. Roof Sagging

Roofing sagging can be caused by frequent exposure to moisture and a vast amount of water, faulty roofing materials and improper installations despite high-quality roofing materials 

To prevent the chances of sagging, it’s important to clear your roof from rainwater and ensure that your roofing materials are of good quality and installed properly.

Of course, you can always get in touch with the experts at Kidani Mabati and get yourself high-quality mabati for your roofing projects.

3. Clogged gutters

Check your gutters for debris falling from trees nesting on your roof, as this can cause the coating of your roof to weaken. Therefore, regular garden maintenance is important.

Make sure that you inspect your roof regularly in broad daylight, and if you notice deformed, distorted, curled areas, or tiles stripped of their protective coating, then you may need to make some roof repairs.

4: Old Roof

The materials used, how the roof was built and how you maintain it, will most times determine how your roof will age. An old roof frequently experiences failure, like water leaks and missing shingles.  

As roofs are exposed to many extremes of weather, they will eventually take their toll. We recommend that if your roof is 15 years or older, it is time to have it looked at by a professional.

5. Damaged Ridges

A top cover or cap should be present at the ridge area to keep water from penetrating the roof. Ridges can also enhance the appearance of your roof by drawing attention to the house’s architectural style.

Damage to the ridge’s bedding can also cause that structure to deteriorate, which can then affect the rest of your roof. Shop roll tops ridge caps at Kidani Mabati.

The weather and natural wear and tear of roofs can cause a lot of damage if left unchecked, so don’t delay. Get in touch with the Kidani Mabati team to get quality mabati in Kenya that will have your roof lasting for a long period of time.

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