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How to Know if Your Roof Needs Replacing

Replacing a roof is a big deal, but sometimes it’s necessary. Keep an eye out for these signs that indicate you need a roof replacement.

Roof Replacement

 

Emergency roof replacements are expensive and inconvenient. To avoid them, it’s crucial to keep your eye out for certain signs of a failing roof. If you suspect your roof is failing or are already in the market for a roof replacement, contact Turner Roofing immediately. We will go over the signs with you and guide you through the replacement process.

 

Roof Age

 

Roofs experience problems as they age, just like other parts of your home. Your roof can last anywhere from 20-50 years depending on material, but even the sturdiest roofs experience wear and tear. Certain home projects may speed your roof’s aging process. If you removed an old roof and only have one layer of shingles left, you may notice several cosmetic and structural issues. Your roof’s ventilation also may contribute to demise, because poor ventilation forces the roof to work harder to protect your home. If your roof is about 20 years old, it’s time to consider replacement.

 

Cosmetic Damage

 

Looks aren’t everything, but if your roof looks old and worn, it’s trying to tell you something. You need to replace your roof if shingles have cracked and buckled, or if shingles have gone missing due to weather or other damage. Check your gutters, too, because shingle granules fall into them. With a metal roof, check for chips, cracks, and dents. Although metal roofs are highly durable, they won’t protect your home if allowed to get too old.

 

Water Damage

 

Frequent leaks or water stains on the ceiling are two other signs it’s time for a new roof. Such damage happens because the roof valley is compromised. This makes it easier for water to run off the edge of the roof and seep into your siding. Compromised roof valleys also lead to water damage from ice dams.

 

Creaking and Cracking

 

That creak or bump in the night might not be your house settling. Your roof could be struggling under a heavy load, particularly during a snowy winter. No matter what time of year, listen for suspicious sounds on your roof. If you hear odd sounds frequently, contact Turner Roofing to learn if you need a roof replacement.

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