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5 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Roof

Knowing when to repair or replace your roof can be tricky without professional help. However, factors such as age and damage should give you a good idea of whether replacement is needed. It would be best if you started considering replacing your roof when you notice the following signs.

1. Your Roof Is Over 20 Years Old

On average, roofs have a 10- to 50-year life span based on the material and the environment. For example, a Florida roof composed of asphalt shingles is prone to breaking down within 10 to 20 years, while clay tiles can last up to 40 years. Metal roofs are universally more durable, requiring less repair, and can last 30 to 50 years. Depending on the state of your roof, we’ll help you with all your residential roofing services.

 2. Visible Damage

Don’t ignore a missing or cracked shingle, as this can quickly lead to more damage. Other signs of visible wear to look out for inside and outside your home include:

  • Sagging roof
  • Cracked roof vent
  • Water-damaged ceilings and walls
  • Curled shingles
  • Rusted or damaged chimney flashing
  • Stains around your bathroom fan

It’s essential to have a professional roofing expert determine the extent of roof repairs needed to save you time, money, and peace of mind in the long run. Depending on the extent of the damage and the cost of repairs, it may be best to replace the roof.

3. Moss, Mildew, Fungus, or Algae Growth

Any signs of this growth indicate water and moisture pooling inside your roof. This water buildup can lead to more widespread problems and needs to be taken care of ASAP. A bleach cleaning solution should be strong enough to remove light moss and algae; however, if it won’t go away or there are thick and deep patches of growth, have a professional inspect your roof immediately.

4. Higher Energy Bills

No one likes to pay more than what they’re supposed to, so making your home’s roof helps you conserve energy and save money. With AC-cooled or heated air, you’ll want to ensure your roof doesn’t have gaps or leaks, allowing air to escape. Leaks also let water and pests in. You can also reduce the temperature inside your home with lighter-colored roof tiles or reflective metal surfaces.

5. Interior Leaks and Water Damage

Drips, growing stains, and peeling paints are alarming warning signs that you cannot simply ignore. These indicators mean water is accumulating inside your roof or attic. If you notice signs of mold, rotting wood, or damaged items in your attic, there may be a hidden leak in your roof.

Choose Classey Roofing for Your Home’s Roof Replacement

You’ll need a professional with the proper tools and training to handle your roof replacement safely and efficiently. When you choose Classey Roofing for your home’s roofing needs in the Gold Coast, you’ll benefit from the following:

  • CertainTeed Preferred Contractors
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed
  • Upfront and fair pricing
  • Industry-leading warranties
  • And more!

We’ll also work directly with your insurance company for any storm damage services we can and offer financing options for your next roofing project.

Need a roof replacement? Call (860) 249-6633 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate today for your home in Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut!

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