6 Easy Ways To Detect If You Need A Roof Replacement

As a homeowner, there are several signs that can indicate the need for roof replacement. Your roof is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting the inside of your house so it’s important to detect these smaller issues before they snowball into larger problems.

Some common Indicators That You May Need A Roof Replacement

1. Age of the Shingles

The age of the shingles is a crucial factor. Most asphalt shingles have a lifespan of 20-25 years. If your shingles are approaching or have exceeded this timeframe, it’s a good idea to consider replacement.

2. Visible Damage

Inspect your roof for visible signs of damage such as cracked, curled, or missing shingles. Damaged shingles can allow water to penetrate your roof, leading to leaks and potential structural issues.

3. Granule Loss

Check for excessive granule loss on your shingles. Granules help protect shingles from the sun’s UV rays and provide fire resistance. If you notice significant granule loss or find granules in your gutters, it could be a sign of aging or deteriorating shingles.

4. Curling or Buckling Shingles

Shingles that are curling or buckling are no longer properly sealed and may be susceptible to wind damage and more importantly, water infiltration. Water damage can pose some significant issues to your house such as rotting of the underlying structure as well as mold growth. This is a clear indication that replacement is needed to prevent any issues.

5. Moss or Algae Growth

If you notice an accumulation of moss, algae, or fungi on your shingles, it can be a sign of moisture retention. These growths can deteriorate the shingles and compromise their integrity.

6. Interior Leaks

If you experience water leaks or stains on your ceiling or walls, it could indicate a roofing problem. While the leak’s source may not always be directly above the affected area, it’s essential to inspect your roof for potential issues, including damaged shingles.

If you notice any of these signs, reach out to Sensible Home Products for a Free Inspection. We’ll help you assess the condition of your roof and help you determine whether it’s time for a new roof replacement.