5 Signs Your Roof Needs Replaced

It’s important to keep your roof in tip top shape. A roof will last many years past it’s expectancy if properly cared for. Properly maintain your roof to ensure you get the full life out of your roofing system. Neglecting small repairs or avoiding proper maintenance could lead to an early replacement. Once repairs start to happen, this could be a sign your roofing system is failing. Here are a 5 signs your roof needs replaced.

How To Maintain Your Roof

1 – Curling, missing or cracked shingles

Roof leaks can occur when you have curling, cracked or missing shingles. Curling shingles will allow water to pool and leak into your attic. Cracked and missing shingles are also vulnerable spots where water intrusion can happen. When water intrusion occurs, this can lead to major issues such as damaged roof sheathing, drywall damage or mold development in the attic.

2 – Missing granules

If you notice grit or pebbles collecting in your gutters this is an indication your granules are starting to fall off of your shingles. Since the granules are the main defense to protect your roofing system and roof sheathing, it could be time for a replacement.

3 – Active leaks or water stains on ceiling

it’s important to address any active leak whether major or minor. Water can cause severe damage to your home so it’s important to fix leaks right away. Catching small or minor leaks could save you from major repairs or a complete replacement.

4 – Age of your roof

Depending on how well your roof was maintained over the years, the age of your roof should be taken into consideration. Have you noticed roof replacement activity in your neighborhood lately? If you live in a neighborhood where most homes were built around the same time, it could be a sign your roof will need replacement soon as well.

5 – Exposed nails or staples

Exposed nails or staples is another vulnerable area that will allow water intrusion. This will deteriorate your roof sheathing and eventually leak into the attic space or walls and ceiling of the home.

We offer free estimates and a thorough evaluation of your gutter system. Get ahead of potential issues and contact a licensed contractor today. MCE has been in business since 1994 and we pride ourselves in using only high quality, safe and eco-friendly materials provided by our trained and certified staff. Give MCE Roofing a call at (503) 397-2215 or Fill Out Our Free Roofing Consultation Form.

Angie Holcomb
Author: Angie HolcombIn late 1993, one year after their marriage, Angie and Mark Holcomb decided it was time to follow their dream, and the couple set out to launch their own business. One year later, in 1994, Marks Custom Exteriors was established, one loving couple, one new truck and a passion for their vision. 25 years and many roofs later, MCE has grown to become Portland's premier roofing company and one of the only Nationally Recognized Roofing Companies in the State of Oregon as a GAF Master Elite Contractor. They remain committed to building lasting relationships with their customers through outstanding customer service, expert craftsmanship, and professional behavior and appearance among every member of our team.