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Your roof is the most essential part of your house that protects you from the outside elements, so it is imperative that you know the signs your roof exhibits when it's time for a roof replacement.
Aging is the first, most obvious sign you should look at. Most roofs last an average of 20 years, but your shingles may mean your roof lasts more or less than 20 years. However, at Amstill Roofing we recognize that it can be easy to lose track of when you last received a new roof, so it's also a great idea to go into your attic and look around for water stains or damp and soggy insulation. This could mean your roof has given out and has slowly allowed for water to seep in.
The next key sign that you are in need of a roof replacement lies within your shingles. They should lay flat against your roof, so keep an eye on the edges and corners of your rooftop, where shingles are most prone to curling. Although you should look at your roof from below so you can get a clear view of any curling that has taken place, this isn't the only damage that shingles can undertake. Cracks and sunk in areas and missing shingles are also clear signs that your roof has aged and given out.
Another sign to look for when assessing if you need a roof replacement is checking the granules on your shingles. Shingles are topped with granules as a way to enforce them and offer some added protection. If you find that they're missing granules, then your shingles have been compromised.
An obvious indicator that your roof needs immediate replacement is finding signs of rot. Trapped moisture and sagging spots are also hints that suggest it's time for a new roof. Trapped moisture is easy to spot out. If you see sections of your roofing that have mold, fungus streaking, and even moss, then this means your roof is holding moisture and you quickly need a replacement.
We don't recommend you climb onto your roof if you don't have the proper training or equipment, but if you can see from afar that your roof is exhibiting some of these signs, please contact us for a free inspection. We will climb up onto your roof and conduct a thorough inspection to ensure you get a full roo replacement.