If you have an older roof or have noticed some deterioration, you are likely wondering when a new roof is necessary. While some issues may be easily repaired, there are several red flags you should be wary of. Replacing a damaged or old roof might be easy to put off, but if you don’t address the issue you can experience much worse issues like a leaking ceiling. To avoid severe problems before they happen, watch out for these five roofing signs that you should never ignore.
Missing or Damaged Shingles
Your shingles are a good indicator of the health of your roof. Missing, cracked, or curled shingles often mean there are more severe issues underneath the surface. If addressed immediately, you can replace the shingle before more damage happens.
Past the Life Expectancy
Different roof materials have varying life expectancies. While clay or concrete tiles can last up to 50 years, asphalt shingles last about 15. If you are approaching these estimates or already long past them, there is a good chance you need to replace your roof.
Moss growing in the cracks of your roof can cause moisture to get held against the surface of the roof which can damage the shingles. Severe moss issues are hard to deal with since moss can easily grow back after being brushed off.
Ceiling Water Stains
If you notice discoloration on your ceiling, there is most likely water leaking through your roof. This can indicate a serious roof issue that if not addressed can lead to leaking through the drywall of your ceiling into your house.
Your home’s attic is a good indicator of the health of your roof. A humid, moldy attic environment can cause damage to your roof and result in an immediate replacement.
If you have noticed any of these warning signs, contact Novalis Roofing at 973-635-1165 to replace your roof right away!