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3 Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement

Although your roof was designed to last for a long time, it will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Of course, roof replacement represents a serious expense for most households or small businesses, so it’s understandable to want to put this necessary task off for as long as possible. In this article, our team at Midian Roofing will go over three signs that it’s time for roof replacement in order to help you determine whether you have really reached that point or whether you can wait another year.

  • Water Damage. One sign that you need roof replacement can actually be found inside your building–specifically, if you start to see water damage on the ceiling, it means that your roof is leaking. In this situation, you will definitely need a new roof, and should replace the old one as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage.
  • Shingle Wear. Another sign that you need roof replacement is worn-out or missing shingles. If you notice that your shingles have become marked by hail damage, or that they are shedding asphalt granules into your gutters, then it’s probably time to get a new roof. The same goes for roofs that have shingles that are missing entirely.
  • Age. A third indicator that you need roof replacement is simply the age of your existing roof. If it’s older than 20 years, it’s time to get it replaced. Even if you don’t know your roof’s exact age, if you know the approximate age of the homes in your neighborhood, you can often tell it’s time to replace it by observing when your neighbors replace theirs.