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5 Signs Your Roof Might Need To Be Replaced

A roof replacement is one of those daunting home repairs that homeowners often put off for as long as possible. Sometimes, it becomes an urgent repair where there’s no other choice. Elevated Roofing and Siding specializes in residential roof repairs and can help you determine whether a simple repair or an entirely new roof is needed. Here are five signs that you probably need a new roof.

 

1. The Age of Your Roof

One of the best ways to determine whether a repair or a new roof is in order, is to first figure out the age of your roof. A typical asphalt shingle roof that has been well-maintained should last up to 25 years. If you don’t know how old your roof is then perhaps you have some paperwork left behind by previous homeowners. When in doubt, we can come and inspect your roof to determine what’s left of its lifespan.


2. Neighbors Getting New Roofs

According to Owens Corning, this is one sign that you may need a new roof. Typically, homes in a neighborhood were all built around the same time and they have certainly experienced the same weather conditions through the years. If you notice that some of your neighbors are getting new roofs then it might be time for you to replace yours as well.

3. Missing or Damaged Shingles

If you notice a lot of your shingles are damaged or missing altogether, then it may be time for a new roof. Damage could mean that the shingles are cracked, the edges of them are curled, or the flashings are loose. A few damaged shingles doesn’t automatically signify that you need a new roof, though. The experts at Elevated can come to survey the damage and determine what your options are for your next step.


4. Your Roof is Leaking

Roof leaks can be easy to miss unless you are looking for them. Go into your attic and check for evidence of moisture, such as dark spots on your wood framing or insulation that is damp. If you see any dark stains, bulges, or drips on your ceiling or walls after a rainstorm, then chances are good that you have a leak. The Elevated team can help you determine if it’s a minor leak that can get by with a repair, or a whether a full roof replacement is required.

5. Moss Growing on Roof

Moss growth on your roof results from the lack of sunlight on the surface of the roof combined with cooler temperatures. Basically, it means there is moisture trapped against your roof that over time will damage the granules on top of your shingles. While you may be able to brush it off, it will likely grow back. This damage to the granules can push your shingles to the end of their useful lifespan.


Schedule Your Free Quote Today

Elevated Roofing and Siding is committed to being leaders in the roofing and construction industry. We want your experience with replacing your roof to be as simple and stress-free as possible. Contact us at (937) 248-1362 for more information about us or to request your free quote. We serve customers in the greater Dayton area and surrounding communities, including Troy, Tipp City, Huber Heights, Vandalia, Englewood, Brookville, and beyond.

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