6 Warning Signs You Need a New Roof

It might be time for you to buy a new roof. There are many signs that it’s the case, including the following ones:

1. Cracked shingles

If it’s only 1-2 shingles that are cracked, then it’s probably not an issue. However, if it’s a large group of them, then you should probably have a professional roofer inspect the roof. They will be able to determine whether or not you should repair your roof or replace the entire thing.

2. Roof is 20+ years old

Today many shingles are built to last a long time, but various factors can cause shingles to wear down. That includes the roof not getting enough ventilation. Other factors can affect the shingles so you should consider this option if your shingles are at least two decades old.

3. The roof looks old/worn

If that’s the case, you should consider having a professional check out the ceiling. There’s a good chance that it would have to be replaced. There’s a chance that it might not quite be ready to get an overhaul, but there’s a good chance if the roof is looking worn out.

Sometimes the roofing only looks old because of dirt or other factors. However, there are other times when you certainly should consider replacing the entire roof. Looks can be deceiving, so make sure that the roof is inspected before you replace it entirely.

4. Dark streaks

This is usually caused by airborne algae. It won’t always result in damage to the shingles. In fact, it might just need to be removed using a 50/50 mix of water and bleach. You could use a low-volume garden hose to deal with the problem. What’s important is to determine whether or not cleaning the algae off is enough, or if the roofing must be replaced.

5. Neighbors are buying new roofs

OK, it’s safe to you say you shouldn’t do this automatically. However, if the homes in your neighborhood were built at the same time, the shingles will need to be replaced at around the same time. If you see many neighbors changing their roofs, it might be time for you to do the same thing.

6. Bald spots

This results from missing granules. This is a common problem so you should have an expert check it out instead of automatically replacing the roof. That will help to determine whether a repair or replacement is in order.

So there you go that is my six warning signs that you need a new roof.

Remember it is important that you don’t delay in getting a new roof if it is needed as delaying could result in there being some more serious damage to your property.

There are more tips on how to tell if you need a new roof by visiting this website:

http://www.improvenet.com/a/do-you-need-a-new-roof

There is also more tips you can pick up by watching the video below.