It can be a considerable expenditure to replace an entire roofing system. This causes most people to delay doing it as long as they can. While many scenarios do not require drastic action by the homeowner, there are few instances where it is absolutely imperative that you take the steps to replace your roofing system, even if you don’t want to. So, just how do you know if you need a new roof?
If you see “dips” in the existing roof. If you step back a short distance from your house, it will be fairly easy to identify dips in the roof. These dips are just as they sound—places in the roof that dip below other spots. Spotting a dip often means there is a leak or some roof rotting going on that needs attention. If you don’t replace your roofing system, you will most likely start noticing water pooling in various areas, and the roofing material will not be able to hold up.
Damaged Shingles. One of the easiest ways to tell if your roof has reached its limit is if you start noticing shingles that are coming apart or curling upward. The loss of the UV coating is usually what causes this. Keep an eye out for loose granules as well. This is another easy way to tell if you need new shingles.
Leaking Roof. It might seem obvious, but a leaking roof is a big sign that your roof should be replaced. Not all leaks are easy to spot, however. If you notice brown spots developing on your ceiling, you need to think about replacing your roofing system.
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