5 Signs Your Roof is Due for a Replacement

Oct 25, 2022 | Blog

Sometimes there is no question that you need a new roof. Think water pouring into your bedroom. Most of the time, the signs aren’t so obvious and you may not always recognize them right away. This article will help you recognize some of the more subtle signs that it is time to replace your roof. This will help you avoid a real disaster in the future. Here are five signs that your roof is due for a replacement.

  1. Bald Shingles

Shingles are usually coated in granules that help to protect them from harsh weather and increase their durability. Granules also have the very important function of protecting against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Without granules, the shingles would deteriorate quickly in the sun. 

If you notice that some of your shingles no longer have these granules, your roof has lost much of its durability and is likely to begin deteriorating. It is smart to have it replaced now before you find yourself with a leaking roof. 

  1. Sagging

Most roofs have one main ridge, the raised point where two sections come together. This is usually the highest point of the roof. The ridge should be perfectly straight. Take a close look at the ridge of your roof. If you notice any sagging at all, this is a major red flag. 

Roof sagging indicates structural damage and it needs to be addressed immediately as it could result in the roof collapsing. Call a roofing contractor right away if you notice any amount of sagging, as this is a situation that can become dangerous quickly. 

  1. Moss

Moss on a roof causes a surprising amount of damage. It holds moisture against the roof, which can lead to rotten shingles. It can also force the shingles apart, which will allow water to seep through. In very cold weather, moss can damage the granules on the shingles, which makes your roof vulnerable to weather and sun damage. 

If you see moss growing on your roof, this is not simply an aesthetic issue. You may need a roof repair or even roof replacement if there has been enough damage or the moss growth is widespread. If you don’t address it, you are sure to experience water damage in the near future. 

  1. Attic Odors

If you walk into your attic and notice a musty, mildewy smell, it is likely to be a sign of roof damage. Roofs are designed to be ventilating. This helps to keep the home comfortable in very hot and cold weather and increases energy efficiency. It also extends the life of the roof, particularly helping to protect it from damage against ice and snow. 

If you have mold or mildew growing in your attic, there is a good chance that your roof no longer has proper ventilation. This could mean that you need a roof repair or even a total roof replacement so it is important that you do not ignore this warning sign. A roofing professional can diagnose the damage and help you determine the best way to remedy it. 

  1. Age

This may seem obvious, but all too frequently it is ignored. Life happens and it is easy to keep putting off having your roof inspected, but it is critical to make your roof a priority. Roofs take a beating. 

They are constantly exposed to extreme temperatures and damaging weather. They are designed to last for decades, but their lifespans will vary based on the weather, climate, and other elements they are exposed to over time. 

Instead of waiting until a home disaster strikes, have your roof checked after no longer than 15 years. Having any small damage repaired early will increase your roof’s lifespan and prevent major problems down the road. Of course, if you notice any signs of damage, call a roofing contractor to check it out, no matter the age of your roof. 

Final Thoughts

Knowing the signs that your roof needs replacing will help prevent structural damage to your home and resulting home disasters. If you notice any of the signs on this list, contact us at Tri-Star Property Services LLC today. 

We provide free evaluations and estimates and you can be sure that our professional contractors have the experience and knowledge to provide any repairs or replacement your roof needs. Don’t wait for disaster to strike your home. 


Contact Tri-Star Property Services LLC Today!

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