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Signs That It's Time to Replace Your Roof

Oct 6

When is it time to change your roof? You will find many indicators to help you identify when your roofing system is outdated. There is no one size fits all answer when you have to make the decision whether or how much to replace your roof. Cost, style, and longevity all depend on your individual preferences and the needs of your home. Some signs indicate that it is time for a roof replacement.

These signs can vary depending upon what roofing material you use. Sagging roofs are another structural problem that can be caused by age. It might be time to have a new roof installed if you spot any of these symptoms.

The shingles have begun to curl.

If your roof is curling up at its edges, it's likely that you need a new one. The curls shouldn't get in the path of water drainage and cause other problems for your home. However, it is always best to replace them so there are no problems later.

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The underlayment of the material is also curling. Even if some shingles appear to not be curving anytime soon look at what material was used underlayment for your roof deck. If it begins to appear that the material is starting to separate from itself on all four sides, as well as underneath most/all of the shingles then you need to get help immediately.

The roofing material is no more functional. If you've been using the same roof type for quite some time, it might be time to change. Over time, your shingles/tiles may have become worn down due to exposure to severe weather. Notice how much the roof has changed since its original construction. You will also notice discoloration, or other color differences. It doesn't make a difference how long it is before the roof needs to be replaced.

Leakage Roof

A leaking roof indicates that it is not capable of protecting your home. If it isn’t repaired quickly, the water damage only gets worse. Water damage can be seen in ceilings, walls, and paint that is discolored. A visible sign can be a clue that it's time to get a professional roof replacement or repair. All of those hidden water damage spots build up over the years and create an expensive mess you didn't know was coming.

Leakages can cause serious damage to your home, make it difficult to repair, and even lead you to financial ruin.

Moss and algae can grow on your roof

In order to prevent algae and mold from growing on your roof tiles, you need to check for poor drainage, old shingles, or decaying wood beams. You should check all three immediately if you notice them. This will prevent more serious damage.

Leakage in flashing and skylights

New flashing or caulking should be applied around skylights and chimneys as soon as you spot any problems. Leaks can eventually lead to inside. Consider cleaning out gutters to remove leaves that have built up, which can lead to leakage.

Be on the lookout for signs of wear and tear to your roofing

Your roof's age will play a role in whether you have to repair or replace it. However, it is important to look out if there are excessive granules sticking to the surface. This indicates that there may more serious problems under the roof due to aging nails and fasteners that can cause leaks. You should also be aware of blistering and curling as these can be signs that your roof has been exposed to the sun. You need to be aware of the location of all vents in your house so that debris doesn't build up.

Cadillacs Roof Repair and Replacement is available.

Cascades Roofing has the answers to your roofing questions. We are a respected roofing contractor in New Jersey, with more than 20 years of experience. We can handle all your commercial or residential roofing needs. Get a roof inspection from us right away.