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Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

There are several signs that point to when it’s time to replace your roof. Learn what they are so you can get started on this important repair.
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Your home is your castle, and if you want to keep having many years of great memories under its roof, you have to make sure you are keeping up with necessary repairs. The roof of your home is something you don’t have to worry about too often, but as time goes on, any roofing material eventually starts to wear down, and it’s important to know when it’s time to replace your roof.

Below are some tips on what to look for when trying to determine whether it's time to call your local roofing professional.

Signs of Leakage

One of the first signs that a roof may be getting worn out is leakage. A single leak in a roof isn’t generally something to get too worked up about, as it can be easily fixed, the problem is when leaks keep springing up often. Any leak in your roof is going to damage it and reduce the life of the roof significantly. So if you run into any leakage, get the roof repaired as soon as possible.

Your Roofs Shingles are Curling

There are two ways that roof shingles can curl. Either it can be the clawing type, where the middle comes up and the edges are still flat, or the cupping, which is the opposite. Either are a sign that the roof has a problem. If your shingles are curling, leaks are more likely to occur, returning you to the above information on leakages. If your roof shingles are curling, you may be needing a new roof within one to three years.

Shingles Are Missing

If you have noticed that shingles have gone missing on your roof, then you can easily replace them on your own without the assistance of a professional. The issue, however, is that as you replace more and more singles, your roof is likely going to start to look like a patchwork of colours, especially if you can’t find shingles in your original colour, or colour that matches the sun damage of your current shingles.

Streaks of Mold

Streaks of mold on your roof are a really bad sign. Modern roofing materials have a protective layer to deter mold, algae, bacteria and fungus. However, over time fungus can destroy that protective layer, and this can start to damage the structure of the roof. If you see the streaks, contact a trust professional to check on the overall condition of the roof.

There’s Sunlight in Your Attic

If you see sunlight in your attic through your roof, it needs to be repaired or replaced. Sunlight means all sorts of weather can get in, causing water damage to your home, and promoting mold growth.

The quality roof is essential to the protection of any home, and if you see any of the signs above, seek out the help of a trusted professional roofing company for an evaluation and possible roof replacement.

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