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5 Signs You Need a Complete Roof Replacement

5 Signs You Need a Complete Roof Replacement

When it comes to roofing systems, aging and deterioration are an inevitability. As years go by, it becomes more and more susceptible to recurring leaks and obvious damage. As a smart homeowner, it is imperative that you pay attention to your roof, looking out for any signs of damage. If any of the signs discussed below are present, it might be time to invest in a new roof.

5 Signs You Need a Complete Roof Replacement

Sign #1: Age of the Roof

Roofing materials have varying lifespans, with asphalt shingles typically lasting 20 to 25 years and metal or tile roofs lasting up to 50 years. If your roof is approaching its expected lifespan, it’s time to consider planning for a replacement.

Sign #2: Shingle Damage

Curling or buckling shingles indicate underlying issues, such as poor ventilation or improper installation. Missing shingles as a result of severe weather or long-term exposure to the elements open the roof to an increased risk of water damage due to leaks. The extent of these types of shingle damage can help determine if your roof is due for a replacement.

Sign #3: Granules Loss

Asphalt shingles have an outer layer of granules that help protect against the sun’s UV rays and ensure the roof’s ability to shed precipitation. However, they lose more and more of these granules as they near the end of their life span. Finding an excessive amount in your gutters or on the ground indicates that it’s time to replace your roof. 

Sign 4: Sagging Roof

Sagging in your roofing system can be a telltale sign of a structural issue. There could be problems with the attic decking or the structural supports that keep the roof intact, including the rafters and trusses. They may have been exposed to moisture, resulting in a noticeable dip in the roofline or on the roof plane. A sagging roof must be dealt with immediately to minimize the risk of a collapse.

Sign 5: Frequent Repairs

At some point in your roof’s life span, the cost of repairs begin to pile up. If you notice repairs are being scheduled more than twice every year, it would be more cost-effective to invest in a new roof. After all, it is less likely to spring a leak.

For high-quality roofing services, turn to Sterling Exteriors. You can count on our team to determine whether your roof can still benefit from repairs or is in need of a replacement through our maintenance program. Give us a call at (513) 685-8055, or fill out our online contact form to request a free quote. We serve residents in and around Cincinnati, Loveland, and Newtown, OH.