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.
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.