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How to Know It Is Time to Get a New Roof

A new roof is an expensive investment for any homeowner, and knowing when it is time to replace your roof can be daunting. However, having a reliable and safe roof is vital for each and every home. That is why we have supplied all the signs to be aware of, so you know it’s time to get a new roof. 

 

 

Curling

When your shingles start to curl up at the edges, it is a sign that more problems are to come. It could be because they are simply old, but it could also be signs of leakage, improper installation, or poor ventilation in your attic. 

 

 

Cracks

Do you see a spider web of cracks along your shingles, or perhaps there is one large crack nearly cutting your shingle in half? Cracked shingles are an easy to see sign that it is time to have your roof checked out. 

 

 

Missing

Missing shingles is a pretty easy hint that your roof requires some extra care. The extent will determine if it is merely a repair or if it should all be replaced. 

 

 

Granules

If you are cleaning out your gutters and notice a bunch of shingle granules, it may be time to get a new roof. Depending on how far your shingles have deteriorated will give you a timeline for replacement. 

 

 

Hail

If you are located in a region that receives extreme hail, your roof likely has hail damage. Large hail can knock granules off your shingles, taking away the shingles’ protective layer. Over time, and with enough hail, the shingles will need to be replaced. 

 

 

Valleys

Roof valleys allow snow and rain to flow from your roof and into your gutters. If any of the above compromises the shingles in your roof valley, it will negatively impact your roof and lead to leakage. Regularly check your valleys for damage and have such damage replaced quickly. 

 

 

Trampoline

If you feel a trampoline bounce, like you’re stepping on a sponge, while walking on your roof, it means the decking underneath is weak. This is a sign of potential water damage that may lead to a full roof replacement. 

 

 

Nails

If you can see nails exposed on your roof, it is a call for roof replacement. Exposed nails can lead to rusting and a leaky roof. 

 

 

Leakage

If you have a leak, then it must be fixed! Whether it is a section replacement or a full roof replacement will depend on the extent of the damage. 

 

 

Flashing

Flashing is the connecting material between shingles and other surfaces that prevents leaks. If your flashing is loose, cracked, or leaking, it is time for a replacement. 

 

 

Sunlight

If you are in your attic, and you see the sun shining through an area that is not a window, you have a problem that needs immediate attention. 

 

 

Aged

Even without all of these problems above, your roof will age. If it is older than 20 years old, it is recommended to get it replaced before damage occurs when it inevitably breaks. 

Being aware of how your roof is aging and any damage that may occur is a crucial element to keeping your home in peak condition. If you are considering a roof replacement, call a trusted roof installation company for a consultation.