Major Red Flags That Suggest You Need a New Roof

Can those missing shingles on your roof be repaired, or do you need to replace your entire roof? For the average homeowner, knowing whether to repair or replace your roof is not always straightforward. Fortunately, by learning how to spot the signs that mean your roof is failing, you can have a better idea of how to proceed.

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In today’s post, Vinylume shares the common red flags that mean you roofing system is probably beyond repair and needs to be replaced:

Your Roof Is 25 Years Old

or More If your asphalt shingle roof has celebrated its 25th birthday, it’s probably at the end of its service life. Even if your roof still looks good from the ground, you shouldn’t let it pass the age of 30. Otherwise, major leaks might surprise you in the middle of a storm.

Your Shingles Are Worn-Out or Missing

Experienced roofing contractors understand that there’s a threshold for re-shingling. It’s imperative to replace cracked and curled shingles and patch up exposed areas right away. But when a large portion of your roof’s surface is beat-up, you’re probably better off replacing the entire thing.

Sunlight Shines Through Your Attic

If light can pass through your roof boards, so can water. Uncontrolled air infiltration can affect your attic’s ventilation, while water leakage can cause extensive damage to your interior. Small holes are mendable, but severe structural damage likely requires replacement.

Your Roof Is Sagging

Most droops indicate a serious structural problem that requires re-roofing. If the foundation isn’t the problem, it’s the decking causing the depression. Localized problems are repairable, but they could easily progress if not addressed promptly. The only definitive way to determine whether you need a new roof or not is by conducting a thorough roof inspection. With more than 60 years of experience as professional roofers, you can rely on Vinylume to evaluate your aging roof properly and give you an honest assessment. Call us today at (866) 244-8029 to schedule your FREE, no-obligation consultation and estimate in Norwalk, CT, or Yonkers, NY.


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