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3 Ways to Know It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

Like any part of your house, roofs don’t last forever. Knowing when it’s time to replace your roof is crucial to preventing costly repairs and protecting your home’s interior. Here are 3 key signs that your roof might be nearing the end of its lifespan:

1. Signs of Wear and Tear:

  • Curling or cracked shingles: Shingles that are curling at the edges, cracked, or breaking apart are a clear indication of aging and potential leaks.
  • Missing shingles: A few missing shingles here and there might be repairable, but widespread shingle loss suggests a more extensive problem.
  • Granule loss in gutters: If you notice an excessive amount of granules, the small pebbles embedded in asphalt shingles, accumulating in your gutters, it means your shingles are deteriorating and losing their protective layer.

2. Age of Your Roof:

  • Asphalt shingles: These typically last 20-30 years, depending on factors like climate and installation quality.
  • Metal roofs: Metal roofs can last considerably longer, up to 50-70 years, but regular inspections are still recommended.
  • Tile roofs: Clay or concrete tile roofs can last up to 100 years, but they are also heavier and more susceptible to cracking from impacts.

3. Signs of Water Damage:

  • Visible leaks: The most obvious sign is water dripping from your ceiling or walls. If you see this, it’s crucial to address the leak and consider a roof replacement, as extensive water damage can be costly and dangerous.
  • Mold or mildew growth: Mold and mildew thrive in damp environments. Their presence on your ceiling, attic, or roof itself indicates moisture problems, often caused by roof leaks.
  • Stained walls or ceilings: Water stains on your walls or ceilings are a telltale sign of a leaky roof. Even if you don’t see active dripping, these stains suggest past leaks that could lead to further damage if left unaddressed.

These are just general guidelines. Contact Harmer Built Roofing and we can determine the condition of your roof and whether a replacement is necessary. We can also advise you on the best type of roof for your climate and budget.

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This post was created with the help of AI. A human editor reviewed and revised the content as needed.