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Signs That Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacement

Updated: Jun 28, 2023

While some signs of roof damage may be obvious, such as leaks or missing shingles, others can be more subtle. To help you identify potential issues with your roof, here are some signs to look out for:

As a homeowner, it can be difficult to know when your roof needs repair or replacement. Roof looks good even from the far above the ground.

Roof that needs repair or replacement.
Roof Signs

#1 - Age of the Roof:

The age of your roof is one of the easiest factors in determining whether it needs repair or replacement. Typically, most roofing materials including Asphalt Shingles, EPDM, TPO, and PVC have a lifespan of 15-25 years with the exception of metal and slate, which have a long lifespan of 50-100 years. Depending on the quality of the materials, the installation, and the maintenance, your roof lifespan can be extended. However, if your roof is approaching or exceeding the age range, it may be time to consider a professional inspect your roof. Most contractors offer a free estimate.

#2 - Damaged or Missing Shingles, Tiles, or Slates:

Damaged or missing shingles, tiles, or slates can be a sign of underlying roof damage. Roof materials that are cracked, curled, or buckled may be allowing water to seep into the roof deck, causing rot and other damage. Missing shingles may leave your home vulnerable to leaks.

#3 - Sagging or Dipping Roofline:

If you notice that your roofline is sagging or dipping, it could be a sign of structural damage to the roof deck or supporting beams. This is a serious issue that should be addressed immediately to prevent further damage.

#4 - Granules in Gutters:

If you notice an excessive amount of granules in your gutters, it could be a sign that your shingles are wearing down and need to be replaced. The granules on your shingles help to protect them from UV rays and weathering, so if they are missing, your roof is more vulnerable to damage.

#5 - Water Stains or Leaks:

Water stains on your ceiling or walls are a most common sign of roof damage that customers contact roofing contractors and should be addressed immediately. It may be caused by condensations in the attic space or on the AC pipes, but roof leakage could have also occured, so it's important to regularly inspect these areas for signs of moisture or mold growth.

In conclusion, there are many signs that your roof may need repair or replacement:

It's important to address these issues promptly to prevent further damage to your home. If you notice any of these signs or have concerns about the condition of your roof, it's important to consult with a professional contractor. We, Eleven Exterior, can assess the damages and recommend the best course of actions free of charges. Don't hesitate and consult with our professional consultants.


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