How to Know if you Need a New Roof

As a homeowner how do you know if you need a new roof? Since you are responsible for all maintenance costs for your house, it’s obvious you want to avoid all costs you can. Overlooked roof problems can cause expensive situations that are avoidable if you know what to look for.

Roof Replacement and Repairs: What to Look For

Signs you may need a new roof or repairs:

Water damage

If you notice water spots on the interior this may be a roof leak. This is a big deal because if left alone, it can compromise integrity in the area of the leak and possibly grow mold due to the moisture.

Sagging Roof

This is usually more common in older homes. The wear and tear of weather will make sections of the roof visually sag down, and this is a major sign the roof needs to be replaced and/or decking repairs may be necessary.

Roof Age

How old is your roof? If it is between 15 to 20 years old, it is a great idea to get a roof inspection because this is the average life expectancy of a typical roof.

Shingle Cracking and Curling

This normally means your shingles are past their life expectancy. This can cause major leaking and ice buildup underneath the shingles causing further damage to your home.

Granule Loss

Have you noticed granules in your gutters or that have washed out of the downspouts onto the driveway or concrete?  Does your roof look shiny? These are signs of wear and/or possibly damage caused by hail. The granules protect the fiberglass mat so if you have a lot of granule loss you can usually see the fiberglass shining thru the mat which is a sign that the roof is worn. You should have a roof inspection performed to determine the condition of the roof.

Roof Inspection

If you notice that you may have any of these problems, your next step is to have your roof inspected. USA Roofing performs free roof inspections and can help you determine the best solution if your roof is in need of replacement or repair. We service the Birmingham, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Homewood, Trussville, and surrounding areas.

If you would like a free roof inspection or estimate, contact us today

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