Your roof is the shelter and protection from outside elements entering your home. When there’s a leak from excessive water drainage seeping through your walls, you have a good idea to check your roof. But what about the roof damages that aren’t as noticeable to the eye? The ones that you don’t visibly see can wreak havoc if you don’t know what to look for. These 5 signs will help you determine when it’s time for a new roof in your Rochester, NY home. 

5 Sings you need a new roof

Roofing Maintenance 

Winter does a great job at battering your roof with it’s harsh weather. Ice, snow, and possibly freezing rain are a recipe for roof problems if not caught right away. Aside from your twice-a-year inspection by a Five Star Improvements in Rochester NY, you can actively partake in extending the longevity of your roof throughout the year as well. Start by brushing debris such as sticks, leaves, and acorns or nuts from your gutters and shingles. This should be done each season. A cluttered gutter will block water from efficiently draining from the roof. While you’re up there, you can check other vital signs that will tell you that you have a leak or damaged roof. 

It’s a Sign 

The National Roofing Contractors Association suggest a roof inspection at least twice a year. This time-frame allows local contractors in your area to catch the damage before it interferes with the rest of your home. Some signs of roof damage are not visible unless you know what to look for. If you’re concerned with damage, you will need to check around the interior of your home first.

  • Attic Light - Your attic is directly below the roof structure. If you notice beams of light pouring through on your attic, that’s an open invitation for water to leak through. 

  • Shifty Shingles - If you notice that the shingles are loose, buckling, or damaged in any way, you will need a replacement or repair, depending on the damage. 

  • Flashing - Check the vents, chimneys, and skylights around the inside of your home for cracks, dents, chips, and damages. 

  • Age of Roof - Lastly, you should have documentation about your home and the roofing structure. This information will tell you when it was installed and by whom, the age, and if there were any prior replacement damages. If the roof is 20 years old, chances are you’ll want a replacement soon.

If you are seeing any of the indicators above with your home’s roof, it may be time to call the expert contractors at Five Star Improvements for a professional inspection and assessment.  We proudly serve homeowners in Rochester and Western NY. You can get in touch through our website’s contact form or call us directly at 585-256-1844 to schedule your inspection today!