Knowing when your roof needs a replacement can be a tough call for many homeowners. To be honest, identifying faults in your roof can be difficult when you’re staring at it from a few meters away. That being said, even if you managed to get a good look at your roof, recognizing the need for replacement could be difficult without professional supervision.
Irrespective of this, there are telltale signs that indicate a roof needs replacing. Unfortunately, many homeowners make the mistake of repairing their roofs, which does little to fix the problem. With the help of expert roofing contractors like Two States Exteriors LLC, you will know firsthand if your roof needs a complete renewal and can make a valuable investment towards reroofing your home.
If you notice the following warning signs, your roof may need replacement:
- Your Roof just clocked 20 years old
A typical asphalt shingle roof is estimated to last 20 to 30 years. So, if your roof begins to approach this impressive milestone, it may be time to replace it. Sure, the roof looks good from the ground up, but chances are, if you get a closer look, you may notice age-old cracks that are impossible to overlook.
So if you see your neighbors suddenly replacing their roofs, it may be time to reroof your home.
- Damage to the Shingles
Most of the time, signs of an aging roof can be observed from ground level, as shingles are very visible from a distance. It’s always best to hire professionals for a shingle inspection, but here are some indications that your roof needs replacement:
- Cracked Shingles: As the years roll by, UV rays from sun exposure may dry out roof shingles, causing them to crack on the surface. Wind damage may also cause cracks in shingles.
- Curled Shingles: Shingles may start to curl as a result of bad weather. This could lead to potential leaks in your roof.
- Missing Shingles: Usually, there isn’t a problem with patching shingles here and there. The problem is, it’s hard to find matching colors for old shingles. If this is the case, you should consider re-roofing your home.
- Excessive moss or algae on Shingles: True, a lot of shingles are algae-resistant. But when there is accumulated mold on shingles, it reduces your roof’s ability to remove excess water and moisture. This usually signifies a need for reroofing.
- Discoloration: If your roofing shingles fade over time due to sun exposure, it may be time for a new roof.
- Leaks in Your Roof
Usually, a leaky roof is a clear sign that your roof needs to be replaced. Sure, leaks can be repaired when isolated. However, if you experience recurrent leaks in multiple areas of your roof, it may be an indicator of a more serious problem. If so, ignoring these leaks could lead to worse damage.
Roofs are vulnerable to water damage, especially in the winter. When snow thaws and refreezes over your roof, that water builds up and seeps its way into the shingles, eventually causing leaks in your home. If this is the case, contact our professionals at Two States Exteriors LLC. We will recommend the best solution, either a roof repair or a roof replacement.
- Roof Storm Damage
Your roof is your first line of defense against bad weather. Certain areas in the country, like Kansas City, are well-known for severely stormy weather, especially in the winter. So if you experience adverse weather events like occasional summer storms, aggressive wing gusts, or hail, your roof may be vulnerable to storm damage.
That being said, your roof can only take so much storm or hail damage. So if you have doubts about the durability of your roof after a recently concluded storm, have our roofing professional inspect your roof for damages. You just might need a new roof.
- Your Entire Roof is Sagging
If you’ve just had work done in your home, then a sagging roof could be an indicator of improper structure and poor workmanship. However, if you’ve had your roof for years and you suddenly notice sagging spots in and around it, it may be time to call our professionals at Two States Exteriors LLC.
A sagging roof requires urgent attention and is easier to rectify when it’s small and localized. So, if you are concerned about the durability of your roof following a recent storm, have our roofing professional inspect it for damage.
- Sunlight Seeps through Your Attic
Once light can get in through your attic from the roof, so can cold air, rain, and snow. If you can see sunlight from your attic roof, immediately check for signs of water leaks. Look for dark patches on wood or mold. Sometimes, you may have to monitor your roof over a few rainstorms. Remember, small leaks can be patched quickly. However, if you notice big leaks and your roof is somewhat aged, it may be time for a new roof.
When Is It Time to Contact a Roofing Company?
Our professionals at Two States Exteriors LLC are experienced in dealing with various types of roof damage. For over 25 years, we have repaired and replaced roofs for happy clients in Kansas City. We know what to look out for and can tell you honestly, if you need a roof repair or a complete reroof.
If you own a home in Kansas City, contact Two States Exteriors LLC today. We will send out highly trained professionals to inspect your roof. You can trust us for an accurate inspection, a budget-friendly proposal and quality craftsmanship.
No upfront costs needed, contact us today and we will schedule your appointment as soon as possible.