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What Are the Signs That I Need a New Roof?

June 01, 2022

Aerial view of a grey roof with trees in the backgroundYour roof is an integral part of your home that protects you, your family, and all your belongings from the outdoors. A poorly functioning or aging roof can leak, sag, and even put your home in danger of serious structural damage. If you’re wondering if it’s time to replace your roof, consider its age, any weather-related damage, and the material your roof is made of.

When Should Roofs Be Replaced?

Depending on the material your roof is made from, it could last anywhere from 15-35 years with normal wear and tear. Asphalt roofs generally have a lifespan of 15-30 years, while wood shingles can last for 25-35 years. Other materials may even last up to 50 years if cared for properly. These metrics change if your roof has weathered extreme storms, flying debris, hail, or heavy snow. Your roofing professional will tell you if your roof is past its prime based on the material.

A Few Signs You Need a New Roof

A roof that needs to be replaced may be ostensibly falling apart—think missing shingles, shakes falling off, or a large leak you can’t ignore. Aside from these red flags, other signs can be a roof that looks worn, or you may notice the following upon closer inspection:

  • Visible fiberglass, which may appear shiny
  • Curling edges on asphalt shingles
  • Asphalt granules in your gutters
  • Cracked or missing wood shingles

Any of these signs can indicate you need an immediate roof replacement. A good contractor will be able to assess your roofing system and restore your home.

So, You Need a Roof Replacement…

If the time has come for a new roof, you’ll choose the color, style, and roofing material. Some options may include:

  • Asphalt shingles
  • EPDM rubber roofing
  • Cedar shakes
  • Flat roofing
  • Metal roofing

An expert can help determine which will work best for your new roof.

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Five Star Improvements can help you determine if you need a new roof for your home. Reach out today and find out why we’re trusted by homeowners in the Rochester, NY, area!

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