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Warning Signs That You Need A New Roof

A roof typically needs to be replaced every 20 to 25 years. If you don’t replace it before then, you may be dealing with water damage and other structural problems. Here is a list of some things to look for when determining if you need a new roof or not.

  • The edges of your shingles are curling or look damaged. This can mean that your shingles are getting old and they are not doing their job properly anymore to keep out the rain and snow.
  • You can see cracks in your shingles. This is an obvious sign that water has a way to get into your home and cause some serious damage.
  • There spots on your roof with missing shingles. This is a pretty obvious sign that you are in need of a new roof.
  • Your roof is over 20 years old. The average lifespan of a roof lasts between 20 and 25 years. If it is over 20 years old, chances are you should be planning to get a new roof.
  • You neighbors are getting new roofs. If your homes were all built around the same time and you notice that your neighbors are all putting on new shingles, chances are you may need a new roof too.
  • Dark streaks can be seen on your shingles. This can be a sign on algae or other weather-related damage. Algae can damage the surface of the shingles, causing water damage.
  • Moss has started growing on your roof. Moss can also damage the surface of your shingles, and can block the proper flow of water, causing water to find another way to get down.
  • You are noticing water damage inside your home, especially under the places where there are valleys in your roof structure. The valleys of your roof are the most important because they direct the water that is draining off into your gutters. If they are not in good shape, the water is going to find a way to enter your home, causing more damage.
  • You are finding bits and pieces from your shingles in your gutters or in the rain spouts. This is a sign that your shingles are falling apart and need to be replaced.
  • You can see sunlight when in your attic. This one is pretty obvious too. If you can see sunlight, the rain can find a way into your attic. Time to replace your shingles.
  • Your roof looks like it is sagging. Old shingles can sometimes become saturated and start to buckle. It can also be a sign of rotting wood holding up your roof. If you think your roof is sagging, it’s time to call in a professional to take a look.

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  • You can see water inside your attic on the wood. This is a sign that water is finding a way into your attic, and will eventually find a way down into your home. Avoid more water damage and replace your roof now.

It is best to replace your roof before your home gets a lot of water damage. Water damage can be costly to fix and can cause other expensive problems. Call Roeland today to get started with a free in-home consultation. Let our professional team help you with your roof repairs before you are stuck with an expensive bill.

Warning Signs That You Need A New Roof