Signs its time for a new roof

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects your investment, adds value to your property, regulates heating and cooling and much more.  Roofs do not last forever and if yours is not properly maintained, it could lead to significant damage requiring a new roof.

These six signs can help you determine if you are in need of a new roof:

Missing Shingles

A few missing shingles are a common sign of wind damage and can be a quick repair.  Groups of lost shingles could be a sign that you might need a new roof. As your roof ages, the shingles tend to lose their adhesive characteristic, especially the slopes facing south and west.

Age

Do you know when your roof was last replaced? The life of a roof varies depending on what it is made of, but a typical asphalt roof lasts between 20-25 years. If your roof was installed over an existing layer of shingles and has experienced severe storms and other damage, it could need a new roof sooner.

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