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Knowing When Your Roof Needs to Be Repaired

Your home's roof is one of the most important parts of its structure. Not only does it protect you and your family from the elements, but it also adds to your property's aesthetic appeal and value. Unfortunately, roofs don't last forever – eventually, they must be repaired or replaced. Knowing when this needs to happen can help save you time and money in the long run by preventing damage from occurring due to neglecting maintenance. In this article, we'll discuss some signs that indicate it may be time for a roof repair or replacement so that you can take action before things get worse.

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  1. Granules on the Ground
  2. The granules on asphalt shingle roofs are designed to protect your roof from the elements, but they can wear off due to age or weather conditions such as hail storms. If you notice excessive granules accumulating in your gutters or on the ground near your home after a storm, this is usually a sign that some of them have been worn away and that your roof needs to be inspected for damage. Professional roofers can inspect your roof for potential damage and advise you on what steps must be taken. Additionally, you may even notice a slight discoloration on your shingles due to the lack of granules where they have worn off.
  1. Missing, Cracked, or Curling Shingles
  2. These issues can be caused by weather conditions such as hail storms, age and wear-and-tear over time, and improper installation. Missing shingles should be visible from the ground and can even result in gaps in your roof's surface when they are missing altogether. Cracked shingles will often appear discolored due to moisture seeping into them, while curling is usually caused by shrinkage due to extreme temperatures. These issues should be addressed as they could lead to more severe damage if addressed for too long.

3 chiminies on roof

  1. Leaks
  2. This is a surefire sign that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. Roof leaks can come from various sources, including cracked or missing shingles, damaged flashing, and improper installation. If you notice any signs of water infiltration in your home, it's important to take action immediately, as the damage could worsen if left unchecked. A professional roofer should be called to inspect the area and determine if a repair or replacement is necessary.
  1. Age
  2. Depending on the materials, your roof may last 10 to 50 years. If your roof is approaching the end of its life expectancy, it may be time for a replacement, regardless of whether or not you have noticed any visible signs of damage. An experienced professional can help assess the condition of your roof and let you know if a repair or replacement is necessary.
  3. By being aware of the signs that indicate it may be time for a roof repair or replacement, you can save yourself money and hassle in the long run by ensuring any potential issues are addressed quickly and efficiently. If you notice any of these signs on your home's roof, immediately contact a professional roofing contractor for an inspection and assessment. They can tell you if a repair or replacement is necessary and advise on the best action.