5 Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement

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If you notice that your shingles are curling or even missing, or if you have obvious leaks coming into the house, it is time for a new roof. If your roof is showing those obvious signs of deterioration, a simple visual inspection might be enough to determine whether or not you need a roof replacement. Here are some signs you need a new roof:

1. Shingles are peeling or rotting.

When an asphalt roof needs replacing, it’s pretty obvious. The shingles will be curling or peeling at the edges. An asphalt roof can last 15 to 25 years, assuming it was installed and ventilated properly, so if your shingles are peeling it means your roof is older than that or that your shingles are flawed.

2. You notice missing shingles.

As a roof deteriorates, it becomes easier for shingles to come loose in the wind or bad weather. If you’ve noticed little bits of shingles on the ground around your yard, it is a good sign that it is time for a roof replacement. In some cases, you might notice bare areas on your roof where shingles have detached and fallen off completely. If so, it’s time for a new roof.

3. You notice damaged or detached flashing.

Flashing refers to the thin pieces of material, usually metal, that are installed on your roof usually in valleys, joints and around chimneys and vents. The flashing acts as a water resistant barrier for these more vulnerable points. If you notice damaged, lose or missing flashing then that means it isn’t covering those vulnerable areas and you will need to have it repaired or replaced. It might also mean that is was installed improperly.

4. The roof deck itself is sagging.

If the roof decking is obviously sagging, then you definitely need to call companies that offer roofing in Edmonton for a roof replacement. This means that water has gotten past the shingles and has damaged the decking. In a worst case scenario, it also means that water and moisture have penetrated into your attic, walls, ceiling and insulation. Look for water stains or soft wood in your attic. If you’re unsure, call Rise-Up Ltd. to check it out.

5. Your roof is leaking.

If you notice water stains, peeling or bubbling paint on your ceilings and/or walls it means you have a leak. It could be a leak in your plumbing system, or if most of the signs above apply to your roof, it is likely a leak in your roof. As mentioned in the point above, checking the attic for water stains or moisture could be a good place to look for a leak in your roof. Learn more about how to repair a leaking roof. If you’re unsure, call in the pros at Rise-Up Ltd. They will give your roof a full inspection and offer a solution before that leak causes costly damage to other parts of your home.

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