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3 Signs You Need a New Roof

Replacing Your Roof is Inevitable

The roof is one of the most critical structures in your home. To avoid significant damage to your home and possessions, make sure your roof is in good shape at all times. Even if you keep up with maintenance needs, you will eventually need to replace your roof. Here are some of the signs you need a new roof. ‏

‏Regular Leaks‏ are One of the Signs You Need a New Roof

‏This is one of the most obvious signs that you need a new roof. Massive leaks are hard to ignore, but any small leaks should also alert you that it’s time to repair or replace your roof. 

It might seem that tiny leaks won’t do a lot of damage. With time, they will keep growing and cause rot and mold. If you notice any roof leaks along with any of the following, you should move quickly to replace your roof:‏

  • ‏Water stains on ceilings and walls‏
  • ‏The sound of water dripping‏
  • ‏Musty smell indoors‏
  • ‏Visible signs of mold in ceilings/walls‏
  • ‏High humidity levels indoors‏

‏Never ignore these signs. Instead, find a roofing contractor and schedule a roof replacement.

‏Roof Cracks‏

‏There are several reasons why shingles can crack. Usually, the culprit is wind damage. If you notice a few broken shingles on your roof, replace them. If you notice a lot of cracked shingles all over your roof, this is one of the signs that you need a new roof. 

Don’t delay getting your roof replaced if it’s in this state. Go to your attic to check for cracks and gaps in the roof boards. Once you are there, switch off the lights off and check to see if any light is coming in from outside. Any holes or cracks in your roof will be easily noticeable.

Signs You Need a New Roof Include Missing Shingles

‏A few missing shingles can be replaced from time to time, but you may have difficulty trying to match the color and granules of the original ones. Even if you get an exact match, your old shingles will have faded from weathering. If you start noticing a lot of shingles missing, it is a sign that you need a new roof. Once things get to this stage, simply patching problem areas will no longer work. Instead of frequently replacing shingles, replace the whole roof.

‏Do You Need a New Roof?‏

‏These are just some of the signs that it’s time to get a new roof. Don’t wait until your roof is sagging before you take action, because the roof could collapse. If you notice any of these signs today, start planning to get a new roof as soon as you can.

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