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Signs it is time to get a new roof

Oct 6

When is it the right time to replace your roof? There are many signs that can help you determine when it is time to replace your roof. There is no single answer when it comes to deciding whether or not you should get a new roof. Your home's requirements and your personal preferences will determine the cost, longevity, and style. There are signs that it is time to replace your roof.

These signs can vary depending on which type of roofing material you use, but they include leakage around chimneys or vents, mold growths and water damage due to leaks. Old age can also lead to sagging roofs. If you see any of these signs it may be time for a new roof.

The shingles are curving up

Your roof shingles may be curling at the edges. You will need to have a new one. They shouldn't be so severe that they block water drainage or cause other problems in your home. It is best to replace them as soon as possible so that there are no problems later.

Cadillacs Roofing offers quality shingle roofing installation and repair.

Roofs that are damaged

It is also starting to curl underlayment material. Even though your shingles don't seem to be curling anytime soon, it is worth checking what material was used for the underlayment of your roof deck (plywood). This should be checked if it starts to show signs of being warped on all sides and under most/all shingles. If so, call an expert immediately.

The roof material is worn and no longer functional. You might consider replacing your roof if you've had it for a long time. Your old tiles and shingles will eventually begin to wear out from the harsh weather. It is important to notice how old the roof looks now, as well as discoloration and other visible differences in coloration. It doesn't matter how many years it takes to replace a roof; they only last so long, regardless of the quality.

Roof leakage

Leaking roofs are a sign that your roof is not able to protect your home. If the roof is not fixed immediately, water damage can only worsen. If the roof is leaking, you will notice a lot of things like leaking paint or discoloration on the walls and ceilings. If there is any visible evidence, it's probably time for professional roof repair. Hidden water damage can add up over time, resulting in a costly mess that you didn't see coming.

Leakage can lead to dangerous and expensive problems. If mold has established in your attic, or under the floorboards, it will be more costly.

Algae and moss on your roof

Poor drainage, aging roof tiles, or rotting wooden beams beneath are all signs that there is algae and moss growth. All three of these problems should be addressed immediately to prevent further damage and worsening.

Leakage around skylights and flashing lights

You should replace flashing and caulking around skylights and chimneys immediately if you see any issues. They can lead to internal leaks. If you notice leaves building up, it is worth cleaning out your gutters. This will help prevent any future leaks.

Check for wear and tear in your roof.

Roof age is a major factor in whether it needs to be repaired or replaced. However, excessive granules should not be sticking to the roof. This can indicate that there are bigger problems underneath. Curling and blistering are signs of an improperly installed asphalt roof. These can be caused by sun damage. Make sure you know where your vents are located so that they don't become blocked with debris.

Cadillacs Roofing can repair or replace your roof.

Cadillacs roofing is the place to go if you see any indications that your roof needs a new roof. Our roofing contractors have been trusted in New Jersey for over 20 years. We can provide all of your commercial and residential roofing needs. Contact us today to schedule a roof inspection.