When Should I Replace My Roof?

Replacing a roof costs thousands of dollars, so it’s important to know when it can’t be put off any longer. If your roof leaks and has these signs, as described by Digital Roofing Innovations, then it’s time to call a roofing contractor.

Damaged Shingles

Shingles can be damaged from falling tree branches, bad weather like hail, or even overheating the house.

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Shingles will have holes or will thin out due to heat blistering. Shingles that easily fall apart when touched mean that the roof needs replacing. Shingles around boots and chimneys are most prone to breaking. Missing shingles is another bad sign. A few missing shingles are okay, but large bald patches present big problems for any roof.

Age of Roofing System

Shingles and roofing systems that are over 30 years old usually need replacing. Back then, shingles were only made to last about fifteen to 25 years. Shingle life depended on what materials they were made from and how bad the weather is where your house is located. Heavy rainfall, hailstorms, high winds, extreme cold, and extreme heat reduce shingle life. Now shingles last up to 50 years.

Roof Sags

Any roof that dips or sags is rotting and should be replaced. Dips or sags occur mostly on the roof’s lowest ends.

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