Does my Roof Need to be replaced?

Are you questioning whether it is time to replace your roof? Some roofing issues can be resolved with a simple repair, while others require a full replacement. Here are some ways to identify whether a repair or complete replacement is appropriate.

Roof Leak

It is a common sign that your roof needs immediate attention. It’s important to get a leak examined by a professional as soon as it’s noticed. Leaks can lead to a shortened roof lifespan and mold.

Dark Stains

Dark stained or dirty looking areas on your roof are a result of fungi or algae growth. The fungi or algae start eating the shingle base causing them to loosen and decay.

Curled Shingles

Shingles that are curled or buckling are another sign that you may need a new roof. Look at the slopes of your home that get direct sunlight and if you notice the shingles are curling and losing granules, it could mean the shingles are past their life expectancy.

Paint Peeling

Reasons for paint peeling and blistering shingles are inadequate attic ventilation, excessive temperatures or high humidity. It’s a signal that a new roof is needed, since the current roof will not be able to withstand much longer.

Roof Valleys

If your roof shingles are falling apart or missing in this area, it’s a definite sign you need a new roof. Valleys are one of the most important areas of your roof. If the valley is compromised, you could be susceptible to roof leaks.

If you find any of these roofing issues, make sure you find a professional roofing expert who can help you replace your roofs.

Author Bio:

The author is a St. Louis roofing expert who owns J Paul Roofing, which is a roofing specialist. He shares his expertise on how to determine the need for new roofing. Know more at