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Feb 13, 2023

6 Signs To Know When It’s Time For A Roof Replacement

Roofing contractors working on tile roof replacement from above

Some homeowners may want to invest in roofing replacement to take advantage of current trends, while others will want to maintain their current one as long as possible.

But sometimes roof replacement isn’t a choice but a necessity! The problem for many homeowners is determining when a roof replacement can’t be put off any longer.

Fortunately, there are a few surefire signs that your roof may be on its way out. If you think your roof is near the end of its life, it’s important to consider your options right away so your roof – and home – isn’t compromised.

Your Friendly Roofing Partners Are Here For You

If you’re in the market for a new roof and are looking to explore your options, be sure to reach out to the roofing professionals at Best Roofing. We’ll be happy to answer all of the roof-related questions you have! You can find out more by checking this article we created for you “The Ultimate Guide to Different Roof Types

Two men holding buckets that water leak is dripping into

Water Leaks

A little leak in your home may not seem like a big deal. After all, certain parts of your roof will age more quickly than others (like your flashing or your shingles).

Water may not be the worst thing in the world, but the presence of it in your roof can point to bigger problems. If water has managed to permeate the substructure of your roof, it probably means that new roof installation can’t be put off much longer. 

Even a small leak that’s gone on for a while may point to rot or mold that will be hard to undo!

If you come across even a little leak, it’s important to take a better look at your roof. You may even want to call in a roof repair contractor for a seasonal repair! They’ll be able to give everything a proper assessment and determine the scope of the problem.

Moss on a shingle roof

The Presence of Moss

A little green up above might make for an ‘environmentally-friendly’ look, but the presence of moss on your roof shingles isn’t actually a good tiding.

Green roofs may be all the rage when it comes to sustainability, but when that green is moss, it may be time to start exploring your roof replacement options.

Since moss subsists on moisture, its presence on your roof often means moisture may be trapped below the surface. If it’s been there for a while, it may have already damaged the structure of your roof! This may mean that rot or mold has already taken hold.

As soon as you notice moss, it’s a good idea to thoroughly clean it with a power washer. You can also call in a trusted roofing contractor who will be happy to help.

It’s Getting Old

Many homeowners would be surprised, but roof materials can last a long time if they’re taken care of. While asphalt shingles can stand up for approximately 20 years, materials like slate or tile can last for 50-100 years!

This means that if you’re getting close to this timeline and noticing issues with your roof, it may be time to call in the roofers. With so many different types of roofs available, a tile roof replacement or shingle roof replacement can make for an exciting home makeover!

Of course, seasonal inspections can go a long way towards sustaining your roof if it’s not quite replacement time.

Damaged attic beams that require roof replacement.

Attic Issues

Many homeowners neglect to pay much attention to their attic. Unless it happens to be set up as a unique bedroom space, it’s often where things like Christmas decorations or old sporting equipment are stored for long periods.

While the attic is one of the places you’ll first notice issues, they don’t just come in the form of leaks!

If you’ve been in your attic recently and noticed light passing through, it points to a vulnerability with your roof. If light can get in, it means that rain and snow won’t have much trouble getting in either!  

Instead of waiting for the next storm, it may be time for a fix before it leads to serious consequences.

How’s the Neighborhood?

If you’ve ever bought a home, you know that you can expect a certain kind of uniformity in every neighborhood. Fortunately, the same is true when it comes to your roof.

That’s why it may be time to consider the cost of roof replacement if your neighbors are bringing in contractors. Your home was probably built around the same time and it may mean it’s nearly time to make the same investment yourself.

It can also be the case that your neighbors are updating their roofs to take advantage of recent roofing trends. While it might be a big expense, it can be a good reason if you’re interested in an update.  

Storm damage sign in front of roof that requires roof replacement

Storm Damage

There’s always that sense of relief after a storm that the house is in good condition and everything looks OK. However, it’s also important to check up on the status of your roof in the aftermath of a bad storm!

Have you noticed any damaged or curling shingles? Are there any shingles missing? If so, you’ll want to get them fixed immediately to ensure your roof doesn’t incur any more damage.

A damaged shingle here or there can be a localized fix. However, if it represents a greater problem with your roof, you may require roof replacement.

If you’re wondering if roofing issues post-storm are cause for concern, reach out to a trusted roofer for their expertise.

Reach Out for Your Roof Replacement!

Replacing your roof is undoubtedly a costly investment and that’s why it can be tempting to put it off. After all, there are so many expenses that go into maintaining your home that it can be easier to procrastinate the big ones.

However, having a well-functioning roof is an important part of keeping your home secure, comfortable, and making it last! That’s why it’s important not to procrastinate when you notice signs that point to the need for a new roof. 

Are you in the market for a new roof? Check out our blog “Choosing a Roof Color to Complement Your Home” If it’s time for shingle or tile roof replacement, reach out to the professionals at Best Roofing today at (818) 873-0748 and get your free quote.

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