Texas is such a beautiful state to be outdoors all the time, but the sun can be brutal. Many residents keep their skin protected with a porch roof. Here are some warning signs that it’s time to repair or replace your covered porch roof so you can keep having those family barbecues outside!
How Long Do Porch Roofs Last?
Porch roofs typically last for around 20 years. If your porch has gone longer than that without an inspection, call us today to make sure you aren’t in need of a replacement or any repairs. If you are about to replace your regular roof, you might find it beneficial to go ahead and replace your porch roof with it as well. That way, you can easily keep track of the ages of both roofs, and the roofing color and design will match exactly.
If the flashing (the protective sheets all over your roof to prevent water leakage) on your porch roof has gotten warped or gone missing over the years, water could have seeped under your porch shingles. This can lead to nasty damage like leaks or rot. A telltale sign of rotting wood is concave spots in the wood. You can notice signs of leaks by the water spots or trails on the underside of the roof. If the water marks are dark, it also means that mold is growing in that area where the leak is.
Do you see missing, curled, or broken shingles on your porch roof? Look in your gutters. Do you see any residue of shingle granules? That means that shingles are toward the end of their life cycle and you will be needing a new porch roof soon.
For porch roof repair and installation in Austin, TX, call Freetail Roofing at (512) 299-6576.