How To Tell If You Need A New Roof

Roofs are important, but they’re often forgotten by homeowners. Roof repairs are often neglected until a homeowner notices the signs of a leaky roof or major signs of disrepair. Here are a few of the most common signs that you may need a new roof.

Your roofing material’s age:

The age of your roofing materials and system can indicate that it is time to replace. Roofs should be replaced every 15 years. It is often recommended to get a roof inspection after the roofing material has been in use for 12 years. You may want to have your roof inspected if you notice that your neighbors have started to replace their shingles.

Check gutter systems:

You may need roofing material if your gutters start to get clogged with debris. Your roof can become clogged if your gutters do not drain properly. Shingles often lose their granules, which can cause gutters to become clogged until the problem has been fixed.

Rot on your Roof:

Water damage or rot is one of the most common causes for roof leaks. The integrity of your roof may be compromised if you have a lot of rot. To prevent major damage, it is important to replace any rotted or leaking roof systems.

These top tips will help you to inspect your roof, and determine when it is time for a replacement.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.