When is it Time for a Roof Replacement?

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When is it Time for a Roof Replacement?Most people wait until there is an obvious problem before replacing their roof. However, by that time, there are usually several major issues that are costing you more money. It is better to stay ahead of the game regarding roof replacement. Here are several signs to look out for that will let you know if you need a roof replacement before a major issue occurs.

If you start seeing yellow, brown, or gray stains or peeling paint, you probably have water damage. That is a clear indication of a problem that needs to be addressed. It could be a roof replacement or perhaps a repair, but either way, it is time to call our professionals at Ladder Labor to schedule a consultation.

Another thing to watch for is potential sagging of the roof, which is a sign of rotting boards. Also, you should know the age of your roof. Most roofs will have a lifespan of about 20 years, depending on wear and tear from storms, humidity, and overall climate in your area. This leads us to another sign you need a roof replacement: mold, fungi, or moss growth. Trapped moisture in the roof will cause these items to grow, causing further damage to not only the roof but also potentially your health.

Speaking of potential damage, one of the top times to check to see if you need a roof replacement is after a major storm. Often shingles and gutters can become loose or be torn off completely. Check for leaks in the attic or spots of light coming in. Additionally, watch for curling shingles or granules (crushed stone that covers your roof shingles) in your gutters. If these granules are falling off, it indicates the wearing down of your shingles.

If you aren’t sure of your roof condition or are unable to assess the damage, call our team to assess the situation and give you professional information regarding repair or roof replacement.