3 Ways to Tell It’s Time for a New Roof
How can you know if it’s time for a new roof? The truth is, most homeowners don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their roof until they begin to experience roofing problems. Once you notice a leak or visible damage, you may think about little else. Should you invest in roof installation, or will a repair be enough? Keep reading for three signs indicating a new roof is your best option.
#1: Cracked, buckling, or damaged shingles
If you notice extensive damage to the shingles during a roof inspection, you likely need a new roof. The shingles should lie flat and uniform on the roof. A few missing shingles or cracked and buckling shingles may mean you can get by with repair. But if it is a widespread issue across the roof, a replacement makes more sense.
You can also check the downspouts and gutters for shingle granules. If the shingles are shedding too many granules, this is another sign the roof is at the end of its lifespan.
#2: Roof rot
Once the roofing materials are significantly rotting, repair becomes more difficult. A sagging roof is the number one sign of trapped moisture and roof rot and a clear indicator that replacement is crucial.
#3: Signs of leaks on the inside
Take a close look at your home’s attic and ceilings. Do you notice any moisture, water stains, or signs of leaks and water damage? While it’s possible to repair a leaky roof, it’s a better idea to move forward with replacement when repair becomes too frequent.
If you notice any of these three signs, or if your roof is older than 20 years, replacing it is a wise investment. A new roof with professional installation will help you save money on repairs and energy costs and keep your family safe.
Contact Premiere Roofing today to learn more about roof replacement or to schedule roof repair or installation services. We are happy to answer your questions and provide a free estimate.