Roof Repair or Replacement? 5 Signs You Need a New Roof

Roof Repair or Replacement? 5 Signs You Need a New Roof

Some of the basic essentials in life include food to eat, a place to sleep, and a roof over your head.

Sure, we might want a bigger TV or a newer car. However, when the roof starts leaking on you, these things take a back seat.

Roof repairs can get expensive. But they’re still much cheaper than having to replace the whole thing. Keep reading for five tell-tale signs that you could need a new roof.

1. Fact-Checking

Nothing lasts forever. This is especially true of conventional houses in America.

Certain parts of your house simply aren’t built to last forever. So, just how long does a new roof last? Every 20 to 25 years, there is a strong possibility that your 3-tab shingle will require major repairs, if not a complete replacement.

Other types of shingles can last longer. Locate the home improvement records and determine the date of the installment/last repair. That should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect.

2. Leaks in the Attic

You don’t need to climb your wobbly ladder and get on the roof just yet. Sometimes, you can’t see the damage from the outside.

Are you wondering about the need for a new roof installation? The attic ceiling is probably the first place to start looking.

Arm yourself with a flashlight, and be careful if there is exposed insulation. Look for drips, stains, streaks, and even beams of light. These are all signs of roof damage.

3. Shingle Trouble

Oftentimes, this will be the first sign that a homeowner will notice. Your shingles serve to keep the roof safe from the elements.

They should lie flat and have an even distribution throughout the roof. If they begin to chip, bunch up, or fall off, you will need to replace them as soon as possible.

How much is a new roof? Well, we can tell you that replacing shingles is much cheaper than the entire new roof cost. Always check on their condition the day after a big storm.

4. Roof Rot

If you are lucky, you will be able to repair your roof before the damage necessitates a total replacement. Once moisture gets through the shingles and into the structure of the roof, the wood may begin to rot.

Your shingles may deteriorate faster and/or fall off before normal. The flashing that surrounds the roof fixtures, such as the chimney, can show signs of damage as well.

Hopefully, you stop the damage before roof rot occurs since it requires major repair and/or replacement to avoid a possible collapse.

5. Overgrowth

A patch of moss looks nice on the rocks in your gardens. However, it shouldn’t be on your roof.

You might think it looks rustic but it is a sign of trapped moisture from a leaky roof. There can be widespread mold growth that eats away at the structure.

A New Roof Over Your Head

A hardy roof is one of those things that people take for granted until they have a major problem. Severe roof damage can make a building uninhabitable.

Are you wondering if you need a new roof? Let our team of experts help you find the best solution.

Contact us and get a free estimate.

The Roofing Contractor You Can Trust

We know that investing in your home is a big deal,  and we make it easy to upgrade your home. Bill Blazek Roofing will pull all appropriate permits before work begins. In addition, you don’t pay for your project until it has been completed and fully inspected and approved by a qualified home inspector. Plus, we warranty our labor and materials for 30 years!