Roofers: They're Number One

3 Signs That Your Roof Needs To Be Replaced

In many cases, it is possible to repair damage to your roof without the need for a roofing replacement. However, it will be necessary to install a new roof from time to time to ensure your roofing system can effectively protect your home from the elements and from moisture damage. While the final determination regarding the need for a new roof should be made by a qualified professional, the following three signs can help you to determine whether or not your home needs a roofing replacement.

#1: You Can See Sunlight Through Your Roof

If your roofing shingles have shifted allowing the sub-roof below to become damaged, you will often see evidence of this damage from inside your attic. To detect this damage simply go into your attic and turn off any overhead lights. If you can see sunlight shining through your roof and into your attic, it is time to have your roof replaced. You will want to act quickly after detecting this type of damage to prevent moisture from leaking into your home through these damaged areas and causing substantial water damage inside your home. 

#2: Your Roof Has Lost A Large Percentage Of Its Shingles

Losing one or two shingles in a serious wind or hail storm is not a major cause for concern. In these situations, you will be able to simply replace the missing shingles to restore your roof to good condition. However, if your roof has lost a significant percentage of its shingles either as the result of a serious weather event or over time, you will need to replace your entire roof to address this damage. This is because when your roof loses too many shingles, moisture is likely to make its way behind the remaining shingles or into the sub-roof. This issue will need to be addressed before new shingles can be put in place. The only way to effectively accomplish this goal is with a roof replacement. 

#3: Your Roofing Shingles Are Curled Upwards Around The Edge

Moisture that becomes trapped underneath roofing shingles is one of the most common causes of serious roof damage leading to the need for a roof replacement. A common sign that this type of moisture damage has occurred is curling around the edge of roofing shingles. While this curling can occur anywhere on the roof, it is most commonly found around the outer edge of the roof since the slope of a residential roof pushes moisture downward towards the edge of the roof and into the gutter system.

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Roofers: They're Number One

Who is number one on your list? We have to say that roofers are number one on our list. Would you expect anything else from people who write a blog about roofers? Probably not, but allow us to explain a bit more. While we have appreciation for a lot of different professions, we have really come to appreciate the balance of skills that roofers must hold. They need to know how to work with their hands. At the same time, they also need a lot of technical knowledge, and they need to be able to make some pretty involved mathematical calculations, too. Thank you, roofers.