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8 Clear Signs Your Roof Needs Replacing

Maintaining a sturdy roof is critical for protecting your home from the elements, but even the most durable roofs do not last forever. When a roof is nearing the end of its life span, it will show signs of wear and tear. Here are eight unmistakable indicators that your roof needs to be replaced.

1. The Shingles Are in Disarray

If a substantial number of shingles are curled, cracked or missing, you need to replace your roof. Shingles help your roof protect your home against water and sunlight. When they are damaged, your roof is susceptible to leaks and further deterioration.

2. Granule Loss That You Can See

If you find a considerable number of granules in your gutters or downspouts, this means that your shingles are deteriorating. Granule loss is common as shingles age, and this diminishes their protective qualities. Significant granule loss is a sure sign that your roof needs to be replaced.

3. The Roof Is Sagging

A sagging roof indicates serious structural problems. Roofs sag when there is prolonged exposure to moisture and it has seeped into all the roof’s layers. An immediate replacement is the only way to ensure the structural integrity of your home.

4. Sunlight Penetration

If you are in your attic and see sunlight penetrating through your roof, this means that there are holes and gaps present. These not only allow for light penetration, but they also provide a way for water to infiltrate and damage your home.

5. Water Stains on Walls and Ceilings

If you see water stains on your walls or ceilings, your roof is leaking. Ignoring a leaking roof can lead to mold growth and compromise the structural integrity of your home. Prompt action is critical to prevent additional water damage.

6. Algae or Moss Growth

Moss or algae growth on your roof is not only unsightly, but it also signals there is trapped moisture. If there are a sizable number of growths, this signifies that the structural integrity of your roof is severely compromised.

7. High Energy Bills

If you notice your energy bills spiking suddenly, your roof may be to blame. When a roof deteriorates, outside air can infiltrate your home, which will make your HVAC system work harder to regulate indoor temperatures.

8. The Age of the Roof

The average roof is designed to last between 20 and 30 years, and this depends on the materials used in its construction. If your roof is approaching the end of its life span, it is wise to begin planning for a replacement.

If you notice any of these signs, it is time to act quickly to protect your home. If your Reno, NV home requires a roof replacement, contact Joe’s Roofing straight away.

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