Roofing Types, Tips, and How To’s

Do I Need A New Roof?4 Red Flags To Watch Out For

There are a few red flags that will clue you into whether you need a new roof–Home Professionals gives it to you straight. 

Flag #1: Old Roof

How old is your roof? Most roofs will last between 20-30 years depending on how well you maintain it and what kind of environmental factors (like major storms) it handles. 

Did you build your new roof over an old one? Sometimes homeowners opt to do that once or twice to save money. So if you have a layer or two, and older tiles, you probably need a new one. 

Flag #2: Missing Shingles

If you’re missing shingles, chances are you need a new cover for your home.

Though sometimes it just needs to be repaired. 

Keeping on top of maintenance and taking care of your tiles will extend its life. So check it out after major storms and have it inspected yearly at least.

Flag #3: Loose Granules, And Curling Shingles

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Curled shingles are a sign you might need a new roof.

Valleys are the curves where your roof shingles meet in corners and direct rain water and snow drainage down to your gutters.

If there is damage to these valleys, you can quickly run into a leaky roof situation and expensive damages

If your shingles are curling, or if your gutters are full of loose granules, you may also need to replace your tiles. Loose granules and curling shingles are signs it’s all worn out.

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Flag #4: Wear And Tear Around Chimney Or Skylight

Weakness and damage around flashing/framing of skylights and chimneys can lead to a leaky ceiling. Maintain these areas along with the rest of your roof to keep it healthy.

Too much damage, or long-time neglect, could mean it’s time for a new one.

Flag #5: Spongy Texture

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A spongy or soft feeling means your tiles/structure have weakened with moisture which has leaked through (and it’s possibly not safe to walk on).

If you notice this, or sunlight coming through your attic, or if  your insulation is wet, you probably need a new roof. 

You can extend the life of your roof with annual maintenance inspections, inspecting it after major storms, and after winter.

Practice good roof care by keeping your gutters cleaned and small problems fixed before they become expensive repair projects

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  1. It’s good to know that you should get a new roof if you have missing shingles. My neighbor was telling me last night about how she notices missing shingles on her roof while cleaning her gutters a couple of days ago, and she was wondering if that was a bad sign. I’ll make sure to pass this information along to her so that she can look into hiring a roofer for her home.

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