Is your roof looking a little worn? How do you know when it’s time to have your roof replaced? Read on to find out and learn when it’s time to call a professional.

Generally speaking, if you wait until your roof is leaking, you’ve waited too long. A leaky roof is an emergency. This can be a problem especially because roofing contractors are often in high demand and their schedules fill up quickly. If you wait until your roof is leaking to find a contractor, you may have to endure weeks or even months of waiting before the work can commence. This can add unnecessary stress to your already busy life and what’s worse – it can be entirely prevented.

That’s why we recommend a proactive approach. The basic idea is to keep an eye out for signs that your roof is nearing the end of it’s functional life or that it failing in an isolated area. Once you notice these signs, call your local roofing experts for an evaluation. They’ll let you know if it’s time for a roof replacement, a repair, or if you’re safe to wait a few more years. Here are some indications to watch for:
  1. Missing or Damaged Shingles: Missing, cracked, or curling shingles are a sign that the roof is loosing effectiveness. Three tab shingles in particular are notorious for blowing off.
  2. Granule Loss: Asphalt shingles have something called granules on their surface, which serve as protection against UV rays and contribute to their durability. Excessive granule loss, evident by the accumulation in your gutters or the roof looking faded or worn, is a sign of roof wear. Granule loss can accelerate shingle deterioration, making your roof more susceptible to leaks and other issues.
  3. Sagging: A sagging roof demands immediate attention as it indicates structural damage or weakened supports, compromising the safety and stability of your home. If you notice any visible sagging areas or detect dips or unevenness on your roof, promptly contact a professional roofer. They will conduct a comprehensive inspection to determine the underlying cause and take appropriate measures to rectify the problem.
  4. Leaks: Leaking is one of the most apparent signs of roof damage. A leak is a failure of the roof to perform its most important function. If you observe water stains on your ceilings or walls, or if there are indications of moisture or dripping during or after rainfall, it is crucial to address the issue without delay. Ignoring a leak can lead to significant structural damage and even mold growth. Reach out to a professional roofer to identify the source of the leak and provide the necessary repairs.
In conclusion, by addressing signs of roof damage promptly you can prevent further issues, safeguard your home, and enjoy peace of mind. If you notice any signs that your roof needs attention, reach out to our friendly staff for a roof evaluation.