Signs It’s Time for a New Roof

The roof is an important part of any home. While roofs do have a long lifespan (most last at least 10 years), there are some signs that will tell you when it’s time for roof repair or roof replacement.

Not all the signs that it’s time for a new roof are obvious. If you see any of the following signs, be sure to contact a professional roofing contractor right away for roof repair or for help determining if it’s time for roof replacement.

Leaks

One of the most obvious signs that it’s time for a new roof is if there are leaks in your home when it rains. This can range in severity from an annoying drip every once in a while to a steady stream of water pouring into your home. Either way, it needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.

The reason there may be a leak in your roof could be one of several factors. First off, it may be due to worn-out materials on the roof itself. This could be the exterior layer, like the shingles, or underneath, like the frame. Roof repair is often an option to fix this, as long as it’s caught and handled soon enough so that the leak does not spread.

Missing shingles

A less obvious sign that it’s time for a new roof is missing shingles. If you notice that many shingles are missing or damaged from your roof, this may be a sign that the roof is reaching the end of its lifespan. Damaged shingles are often cracked or curled in some way. If you notice shingles obviously missing granules, it’s also a sign that they are damaged and should be replaced.

You may also notice damage around skylights, chimneys or vents as a sign that it’s time for a new roof. Algae growth is another sign of damage that should be investigated by a professional roofing contractor.

Sagging roof

One big sign that it’s time for a new roof is if you notice a sagging roofline. The roofline should look straight and strong. If it’s sagging in any places, this could be a sign of structural or water damage to the roof. This may likely require roof replacement and should be addressed quickly, especially if you also have leaks in your home or other signs of water damage coming in from the roof.

Damage from storms

Big storms can wreak havoc on even the strongest roof. Hurricanes are especially unpredictable in the amount of damage they may cause to your roof, and it’s a good idea to inspect your roof after a major storm for signs of damage. This can include missing or damaged shingles, water damage or physical damage caused by debris.

Act fast

No matter what type of damage it may be, if you think it’s time for roof repair or roof replacement, it’s best to act quickly and call a professional roofing contractor to take a look right away. For prompt, professional and friendly roofing service, contact All America Construction Services today.