4 Signs You Need a Roof Replacement

Apr 3, 2023Blog

No one thinks to order a roof replacement until they experience a roof failure. Roofs are constantly exposed to brutal elements like the baking sun, freezing temperatures, pounding rain, and ripping winds. All these contribute to damage and wear on your roof. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about 10% of the total 100,000 thunderstorms occurring every year are classified as severe. Since roof replacement is a massive project, you want to know the signs and prepare before the worst happens. This post will highlight four signs to get you started.

1. 25 Years or Older

If you’re living in an old house, you may want to check receipts and improvement records to know when it was built and whether the roof has been changed in the past 25 years. The standard asphalt shingles system has a lifespan of between 20 and 25 years. If your roof is past that or nearing this age, you should start planning for a replacement.

2. Visible Leaks

An apparent leak is the most common sign that you need a new roof. A roof leak may occur for many reasons, ranging from worn-out materials to storm damage. Damaged or worn-out material may waken and allow water to seep through the shingles into the rest of the house. You may notice visible puddles around the house during rainstorms. If the roof is relatively new, a roofing contractor may be able to patch it up.

3. Curling, Cracked, Missing, or Mossy Shingles

Your shingles are the getaway to your roofing system. If they are curling or cracked, then it’s time for a roof replacement. These are clear signs that shingles have reached the end of their lifespan. Missing shingles could be caused by strong winds or improper installation. If caused by wind, you can rely on your home insurance for repair or your contractor’s warranty if the shingles go missing due to faulty installation.

4. Sagging Roof

A sagging roof is a common telltale sign that you need a new roof. The sagging occurs when there’s a serious structural problem below the shingles, such as a broken rafter or severe water damage. If your roof is still new, you can call a roofing contractor to remove shingles and plywood sheathing to determine the cause of the sagging and fix it.

Ready to get a brand new roof? Our team is here to help you through the project. Contact Integrity Roofing & Construction today, and let’s discuss the details of your project!