5 Signs You Need a Roof Replacement

Are you suspecting the need for a replacement for the roof?

Your roof’s restoration is a serious matter. If there are underlying issues with your roof, such as water damage, having a broken roof is dangerous because of the risk of allowing molding and other contaminants to get into your household.

But if you don’t know the signs of needing a new roof, you’ll be putting your family in a risk-prone environment.

Don’t fret. We got you covered. Read on as we reveal the signs you need a roof replacement on your home.

1. Obvious Visual Signs

Obvious visual signs you may need a roof replacement include cracked, curled, or missing shingles, along with shingle granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts. Additionally, a roof may be saturated or rotting, along with visible ceiling stains that may be signs of a leak.

Check for blistering, shrinking, buckling, and general wear and tear on your current roof, as this can indicate that a replacement is necessary. Lastly, watch for mold and algae buildup on the roofing shingles, as this can be hazardous and indicate a need for a new roof replacement.

2. The Age Factor

Generally, after 15 to 20 years in most climates, you should plan for some form of roof replacement, even if minor repairs are still possible if your roof is over 25 years old and is showing signs of age, such as loose shingles, worn or bald spots, or other signs of wear and tear.

Furthermore, if you spot occasional ponding, sagging ridges, curling shingles, or exposed nails, you should call a certified GAF roofer to determine if a full replacement is necessary.

3. Moisture Problems

If you’ve noticed any wet spots, mold, mildew, or discoloration on your interior walls or ceiling, your roof may have been compromised. If you experience leaks frequently or have had your roof patched multiple times, this could also be a sign that your roof needs to be replaced. It’s important to check your roof for further damage and hire roofers to determine if you need a roof replacement.

4. Increased Energy Bills

Your energy bill typically increases when old, leaky roofs let the humid air in, creating an uncomfortable atmosphere that requires you to use more air conditioning and heating. Small gaps in the shingles allow hot air to escape in the summer and cold air to enter in the winter.

Additionally, if your roof is missing shingles, more of the summer sun will enter your home, resulting in more heat and needing you to use your air conditioning even more.

5. Unusual Noises From the Attic

Unusual noises from the attic could be the result of normal weather conditions such as wind blowing against the roof, expansion, and contraction from the sun, or from a defective shingle or sheet metal.

These noises could also signal weak and deteriorating roofing materials, broken tiles, loose decking, or wet and rotting wood. A roof replacement should be considered when strange noises come from the attic.

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If you suspect you may need a roof replacement, consult a professional to make sure. They can review your home and let you know the best course of action.

Don’t delay replacing your roof. It is essential to keeping your home safe and secure. Get peace of mind and invest in a roof replacement today.

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