Signs it’s Time to Get A Replacement Roof

Sometimes a roof succumbs to its natural age and wears out without causing any roof failure. Perhaps the roof looks old, damaged, and simple diminishes the property appeal and value, and you know that it’s time to replace because more significant problems are down the road. But, there may also be signs that suggest the roof is rearing to cause a whirlwind of dilemmas and expenses that add stress to your life.

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Pay attention to the roof and the many signs that suggest it could be time to call the professionals to discuss a roof replacement.

Excess Repairs

If you call a roofer for repairs more than once per year, it is safe to say that you’re likely better spending the cash towards replacement costs instead. With the average roof repair costing just over $600, only a couple of repairs can add up to a hefty amount. Don’t keep beating a dead horse and call a professional to repair.

Curling Shingles

Shingles that begin curling upward may also bulge in the middle. This is called clawing. When you notice that your shingles have sustained this type of damage, they need a replacement. Shingles have exceeded their life when this type of damage occurs.

Missing Shingles

If you notice shingles on the ground or otherwise missing from the roof, schedule service with the roofing professionals without delay. When shingles begin to fall from the roof, it is a sign that the roof is not watertight and may also indicate other troubles.

Leaking Roof

If you noticed mold growing in the house, attic moisture, or foundation problems, you may find that a leaking roof is to blame. Although a patchwork job may fix a minor leak, it’s a good idea to call a roofer to inspect the home to determine if a replacement is a more viable option.

Tar/Algae Growth

Algae growth on the roof is abnormal, as is tar streaking so if you notice either problem, you want to call a professional. These issues are caused by bacteria that diminish the weatherproofing properties in the shingles and is common when cheaper materials are used in the roof repairs/replacements you’ve had performed on the home.