4 Ways You Know It’s Time for a New Roof

4 Ways You Know It’s Time for a New Roof
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    Becoming a homeowner is a great feeling.

    You no longer have to pay rent, you get to decorate the way you want, and you have your own space to entertain family and friends.


But along with the perks, owning a home also comes with new responsibilities. While many homes never need a new roof, many others do. The problem is, not every homeowner knows when they need a new one. In fact, it’s not until they find a leak in the ceiling that they even know there’s an issue.

Whether you just bought your first home or have lived in the same house for 20 years, here are four signs that it’s time for a new roof.

Missing and Broken Shingles

The condition of the shingles are usually a clear indicator that you need a new roof. Over time, it’s not uncommon for shingles to lift, crack or even disappear. However, if the shingles are constantly needing a patch job, or continue to blow off the roof, it might be time to replace your roof. Dilapidated shingles open the door for a myriad of not-so-pleasant problems, including water leaks and mold growth inside.

Moss Growth

The one place you never want to see plant growth is on your roof. Moss will usually be the first thing to grow. If vegetation is able to grow, it means there’s moisture trapped under the shingles. Trapped moisture eventually can cause mold to grow and spread. Mold spores multiply at the speed of light, so if you suspect this is happening, call a professional immediately.

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Sagging Rooftop

If your roof looks like it’s sagging, you need to act fast. Sagging is a clear indicator of possible internal damage. This usually in the form of water damage, though it may be as simple as a weakening of the materials due to age or other factors. The damage is most likely caused when the shingles are lifted and water gets trapped underneath, eventually warping the roof.

In addition, a sagging roof opens the door for interior structural damage as well, particularly in your attic. A sagging room won’t be able to support itself for long and can easily collapse in on itself, damaging other areas of the house and belongings and potentially injury you or your family members.

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Your Roof is Older Than You

Without a doubt, the age of your roof should be a deciding factor. The average lifespan of a roof is approximately 20 years, so if your roof is older than you, no amount of facial rejuvenation is going to get the job done. Problems will occur more easily and more often and can become very costly. To avoid this, contact a company who specializes in residential roof installation to replace the roof.

When it comes time to replace your roof, make sure you choose a reliable and qualified roofing specialist. Be sure to consult with one than one and listen to what they have to say. The right contractor will be honest about your roof’s condition and never try to oversell.

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