Warning Signs That You Need a New Roof
If you’re wondering whether it’s time to replace your home’s roof, there are a variety of warning signs to look for—some obvious and some not. Most roofs are able to provide decades of reliable protection against the elements, even in the harsh New England climate. However, even a roof made of the finest materials will eventually begin to falter, and severe weather can certainly speed the process.
Here are some signs that your roof may be near the end of its life:
Curled or Cracked Shingles
One of the more common roof shingle problems is curled corners, which could be a sign of several different larger roofing issues. Cracked shingles are another sign that the years are numbered for your roof.
Water Damage on Your Ceiling or in Your Attic
Perhaps the most obvious sign of a roof problem is water stains on your ceiling or in your attic. This signifies a leak, and if it’s been going on for a while, there could hidden damage to your roof’s support structure.
If an area of your roof starts to sag it could signify that an unseen leak or condensation has caused your roof decking to rot. You might also have a problem with mold or mildew growth that you’re not aware of.
Your roof should be engineered to withstand heavy rains, high winds, and hailstorms. If shingles are missing, it’s an indication that your roof is losing its ability to stand up to the elements.
It’s More Than 20 Years Old
If you’ve ever wondered how often you should replace your roof, the answer depends on the type of material it’s made of. For asphalt shingles, the lifespan can range from 15-30 years. So if your roof is more than 20 years old and starting to fail, it’s likely time for a new one.
Roof Replacement Specialists
NEWPRO is a Master Elite-certified roofing company that offers the finest asphalt shingles and flawless installations. Our roofing shingles are engineered to stand up to the New England climate, and our Max-Protect Roofing System combines optimal protection against water intrusion and blow-offs with exceptional ventilation. Contact us today to schedule a free roof inspection.