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5 Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement (And Why You Shouldn’t Put It Off)

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5 Signs It’s Time to for a Roof Replacement

When was the last time you had your roof replaced? Chances are, you may be in need of a roof replacement and here’s how to tell.

If you’re trying to keep your house in order, it all starts with the roof. The better you take care of your roof, the more comfortable, dry and content you’ll be. 

What’s more, roof damage wears way at your home’s equity. It’s important to replace the roof when it needs it rather than waiting too long. 

But how do you know when it’s time? We’ve got you covered. 

Here’s what you need to know about getting a roof replacement. 

1. The Components Are Beginning to Fall Apart

So what are the signs you need some roofing work for your home?

For one, if your asphalt shingles, flashing, decking, or other components are beginning to fall apart, you may very well need a new roof. Otherwise, you’ll keep weakening your roof’s structure and it may fall apart to the point of collapse or serious gaps. 

2. You’ve Had the Roof for Several Years

There’s always a clock ticking with your roof, no matter how much you take care of it. 

When you’ve had the roof for more than 20 years, it could be potentially be due a replacement at any time. 

Keep records for all of the roof repairs that you get, so you’re up to date and not letting time slip away. You’ll also be better able to tell a new roofer what kinds of issues you’ve had from it in the past. 

3. It Constantly Needs Repairs

If you’re sinking more money into your roof than the roof is worth, it’s time to cut your losses and just get a new one. Patching up the problems are not only costly, but worse for the roof in the longrun. 

When your roof is constantly leaking, it will also begin to break down the plaster and other materials underneath. Putting a bandaid on these problems will only keep you having to make repair calls. 

4. Heating and Cooling Your Home Has Become Expensive

Your energy bills are always a measuring stick for your home’s infrastructure. If you have a faulty roof, it’s going to leak air inside making it difficult for you to heat or cool your household. 

As such, you’ll use your HVAC system more often and will make your utility bills more expensive. Get your roof inspected as soon as possible if your bills are beginning to take a leap. 

5. The Roof is Moldy and Growing Algae

When your roof is wet and leaky, it’ll also begin to grow mold and algae. This is bad not just for your roof, but could also be harmful to your health. 

When this mold grows on your roof unchecked it can start to upset your respiratory system. Keep your home safe by cutting your losses and replacing a moldy roof. 

Get the Roof Replacement Service That You Need

Roof replacement work will improve your home in so many ways. Let the tips above help you get started. Now that you know when to get your roof replaced, all you need to do is hire a company that can make it happen. 

We’d be glad to help you out. 

Take the time to send us an e-mail so you can learn more about the roofing work we provide.