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When Should You Start Preparing for Roof Replacement?

People often forget about their roofs because they’re meant to last for a few decades. There are signs that your roof is aging or damaged, but sometimes they can be difficult to spot. Every roof eventually gives out, and it is important to look for those subtle signs, so you can repair or replace it before you experience interior damages.

Signs of Roof Damage

Typically, it’s best to check your roof a few times a year to see if there’s any debris or damage. Checking it regularly will help you catch damages early. We don’t recommend you climb on your own roof for safety reasons, but you can observe it from the ground, use binoculars, or call a roofing expert to take a look.

Below are some of the signs you can keep an eye out for. If you see any of these signs, it may be time to call the professionals at Mr. Roof.

External Signs

Carefully examine the condition of your shingles, if they are curling, cracked, broken, splitting, or missing, then your roof is in need of a replacement immediately. You can repair and patch up some parts of the roof, but eventually, you will need to replace all of it.

Often, leaks begin near your chimney, pipes, and/or vents, so check these areas thoroughly for signs of damage or aging.

Next, check your gutters. The granules that make up your shingles may also be falling away into the gutters. This can signal advanced damage, indicating that you should replace your roof soon.

The roof’s age can also tell you if you need to replace it. Most roofs last about 15 to 20 years before they are in need or repair or replacement.  If your roof is older than 15 years, you should start preparing for a full roof replacement.

Internal Signs

water damage from leaksWhen it comes to signs indoors, head to your attic. From there, you should be able to assess whether your roof needs repairs or a replacement.

Sagging and leaking are telltale signs. If it has rained recently, signs of water damage (wet wood or insulation, stains, and dark streaks) may be visible. If there is outside light entering your attic, it’s a strong indicator that you need to replace your roof.

How to Replace Your Roof

When it’s time to say goodbye to your current roof, you will most likely need to contact a professional roofing company like Mr. Roof. We have the experience and know-how to deal with many roof materials.

Do some research and you’ll find that Mr. Roof can offer you the highest quality roofing for your budget. With our expert roofers and careful maintenance, you can make sure your roof lasts for a long time.

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