Common Signs You Need to get a New Roof

You need proof that you need a roof replacement and that hard to find, because it’s a subtle deterioration, it happens over time. Don’t wait until your shingles start turning different colors, or the water is flowing through the roof, by then its too late. When roof damage shows up in your home, you’ve missed your opportunity to simply replace your roof. On top of that you may have to fix the damage to the rest of the house too. Regular roof maintenance is the solution to this problem, to search for signs of damage before it gets out of control. If you see any of the signs below, it might be time for a roof replacement.

Roof Leaks
Check for roof leaks by going to the attic on a regular basis, usually after rain. Search for areas where water is coming through, your most serious leaks usually originate from the attic.
Your leak may be confined to a certain area of the roof so you may not have to get a complete roof replacement. Don’t hesitate to call Whitrock Associates, Inc. II to inspect it. If you disregard necessary roof repairs the problem become more serious and the cost extensive.
Roof Cracks
Wind damage is usually the culprit of cracked shingles. If only a few shingles are cracked, replacing them is the best solution. But if the cracks are dispersed randomly across your roof, then its probably time for a roof replacement. Another method to check for cracks is by going up into your attic, turn off the lights and look up at your roof. If you see light coming through that’s a sign that you have cracks or holes in the roof and you should have it fixed as soon as possible. Contact Whitrock Associates, Inc. II to see if your roof can be fixed with a repair or if you need a complete replacement.
If your roof is 20 years or more, its probably time for a roof replacement. In ideal conditions, 2-tab shingles have a lifespan of about 25 years. If your roof is nearing the end of its life expectancy, even if you haven’t noticed any warning signs, it may be time to look into a roof replacement.
Clogged Gutters
Gutters keep water off of your roof and prevents moisture damage to your home. Keeping your gutters clear of obstructions is very important, we recommend cleaning them twice a year. When you clean your gutters keep an eye out for shingle granules or pieces of roof material, this could be a sign of a deteriorating roof.

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