5 Warning Signs That You Need to Replace Your Roof


5 Warning Signs That You Need to Replace Your Roof

Do you think it is time for a new roof? There are a few things to look for when you think you’re nearing the time to call a contractor! Check out our 5 warning signs below.

Warning Signs

1.) Leaks and Water Damage – Do not ignore even a small leak in your home. These leaks will continue to grow if they remain untreated. This may be an indicator of a much bigger problem with your roof. Dark stains, sagging spots, and rotting tiles are all signs of water damage to your roof. 

2.) Rotting – Rotting is very common for asphalt and wooden roofs. If you see signs of rotting then that is a very good indication that you need a new roof. Pay attention to rotting so that you can prevent a bigger problem. 

3.) Roof Age – An easy indication of roof replacement is knowing the age of your roof. If your roof is older than 20 years old it may be time for a roof replacement! 

4.) Moss and Algae – When there is a lot of moss on your roof it is not good. Moss traps moisture which damages the roof. If you see moss start to grow on your roof try and use a stiff brush to get rid of it. 

5.) Decaying Shingles – Decay and cracking are very common for shingle roofs. Look for spots on the roof with missing or decaying shingles. This is a significant sign that the roof needs to be replaced.

“No house is the same! Each home is handled differently and that is why we value coming to the home, getting on the roof, and evaluating your home specifically!”

By Alex Manring

Alex has worked at Baker for 5 years! When not at work, she loves spending time outside with her Goldendoodle and her husband Cole, hanging out with her family & friends, trying all the new restaurants in Raleigh, and watching a good movie!

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