Warning Signs You Need A Roof Replacement

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Warning Signs You Need A Roof Replacement

A high-quality roof can last between 20 to 70 years, depending on the roof material. But sometimes, things happen, and you might find yourself needing a roof replacement in due time. You don't have to wait for a leaking roof to replace your roof. You should always be on the lookout for other telltale signs. If you notice a few warning signs early, you'll have enough time to prepare for a roof replacement. 

Be on the lookout for the following alarming signs.

Roof Leaks

A leaking roof is one of the most obvious signs your roof is old. If you notice the leaks are confined into one area, a partial roof replacement can do. But if the leaks are widespread, you should have the entire roof replaced. 

You can only check for leaks after rainfall. In that case, you should go up to your attic and take a close look for any signs of water intrusion. You can also tell whether your roof is leaking by checking for water stains across the ceilings. 

Roof Rot

Roof rot is a serious issue because it can cause structural damage to your house. Most homeowners find it challenging to spot roof rot until it gets out of hand. The leading causes of roof rot include humidity, ventilation problems, and moisture. 

Roofing contractors can help repair roof rot before it becomes worse. However, if the dry rot has affected large parts of your roofing, a simple repair can't just cut it. You'll have to replace your entire roof.

Old Roof

Although a roof can last for years, it will reach a time when you just can't withstand the sight of your old roof. An old roof will have changed its color, and it will sag pretty badly. You don't have to wait for your roof to start leaking or experiencing other structural problems. 

If you feel that the roof has given you enough service, then it's time to have it replaced. Call in a roofing contractor and have them install a new roof on your home. 

Damaged Shingles

A good roof should have smooth and flat shingles. But if you notice that the shingles are loose or curled, then there's a problem. You might want to call a roofing company to assess the roof. If the shingles are widespread, you can do nothing other than replacing the entire roof.

You can also check if the shingles look patchy. Shingles are covered in granules that make your roof water-resistant. With time, these granules wear away, leaving your shingles vulnerable and looking patchy. If you find any granules on the ground or gutters, call a roofing installation service to perform a replacement. A residential roofing company can provide further information. 

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Roofing the Day Away Can you imagine hammering away at shingles from dawn until dusk? If this sounds like fun, then you may have a future in the roofing industry. If this does not sound fun at all, then you're going to be someone who calls a roofing company and leave the work to the professionals. There's nothing wrong with that. Roofing is hard and dangerous; it's definitely not for everyone. In fact, we don't climb up on the roof ourselves. We do, however, write about roofing on this blog. We consider that to be a small service we can do for homeowners who are interested in roofing and want to know more.