Signs You May Need a New Roof

We all know a solid roof over our heads is essential to any home.  But when is the time to consider replacing your roof and what signs should you watch for to tell if your roof needs replacing?  The decision to repair or replace a roof can be tricky, especially if you don’t know what to look for and you should always contact a professional if you are unsure.  However, delaying a roof repair or replacement can result in more problems down the road, so spotting the problem early on can be essential.  Here’s what to keep an eye for and consider when deciding if it’s the right time to replace your home’s roof.

First Things First: Look Out for the Warning Signs: Luckily, roofs typically show several warning signs that can help you indicate whether your roof needs to be replaced or not.

Curling Shingles: Shingles that are curling or even cracking can be one of the main indicators that a roof is past its life expectancy.

Check Your Gutters: Make sure your gutters are attached securely and are free of debris to allow water flow.  An excessive amount of shingle granules in the gutters can also indicate some wear and tear to your roof.

Missing Shingles: Missing shingles can be a sure sign that your roof could need some attention.

Check for Signs of Moisture, Mold or Rot: While not always a sign that your roof is in need of repair or replacement, signs of moisture and dark spots can sometimes indicate a faulty shingle which can cause mold and bacteria to grow quickly.

Always Contact a Professional

Ultimately, your contractor or a professional knows best.  If you have any concerns regarding your roof you should always consult a professional before making any repair or replacement decisions.  There are many additional factors that go into deciding if your roof is in need of attention.  If you are unsure, or have questions, it is best to contact them to help figure out what the next step for your roof should be.

To find out more information about replacing or repairing a roof in the High Country of North Carolina, contact VPC Builders at 828-295-0707 or to find a professional in your area, visit the National Association of Home Builders at nahb.org.

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