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8 Signs you need a Roof replacement

Aug 25

No flashing indicator indicates that it's time for you to replace or repair your roof. Although you might think it takes a skilled eye to repair or replace your roof, some warning signs can be easily identified once they are recognized.


It might be time to replace your roof if it is too old to buy a drink at the local pub. Roofs usually reach their expiry date at around twenty years. At that point, signs such as cracking, curling, pitting, or brittle areas become apparent. But, if your roof has a bald spot that covers more than a third of it, you should consider replacing it.


Sagging is one of the first signs that your roof is in dire need of replacement. This is usually a sign of structural damage and could indicate poor bracing or insufficient spacing. 

Sagging roofs can be caused by accumulated snowfalls, wear and tear, or other factors. It is essential to consult a professional roofer if your roof is showing signs of deterioration.


A new roof might not be necessary if there are just a few damaged or missing shingles. However, if your roof is devoid of shingles, it may need to be replaced. Water leakage can occur as a result of high winds or debris impact. Unwanted heat transfer can also occur if your shingles are damaged or missing. This will directly impact utility bills.


Flashing is a thin material installed on your roof to divert water and moisture away from certain areas like chimneys, walls, and roof valleys. It is a crucial component of your roof. 


Ensure there are no exposed flashing sections around your roof or any loose, cracked, or deteriorating areas. Water stains and leakage in your flashing could also signify plywood rot. Damaged flashing could also cause increased humidity or moisture.


What do moisture and termites share in common? Due to wooden frames in household construction, both can cause havoc. The moisture in your home can cause mold and mildew to form. Unfortunately, this can lead to structural damage.


It might be worth looking around your attic to check for mold or mildew. A stain on the ceiling may be a warning sign. A leak is much more apparent. You know water is seeping into your home and that your roof cannot protect it. 


To prevent severe damage to your Home's bones, it is essential to contact a roofing professional as soon as possible. If left untreated, this can lead to a more significant problem.

Signs of water damage to ceilings and walls

Although this may seem obvious, there is more to it than discoloration on walls or ceilings. Water can cause damage in unexpected places. For example, the roof above your ceiling could be causing the damage. Water can travel along pipes and rafters, often pooling in places you didn't expect. It is essential to have your roof replaced rather than trying to fix it yourself.


Leakages may be visible after significant weather events but not during smaller ones. Rain, hail, and high winds could all play a role in determining if there are signs of leakage within your Home. Even if only heavy downpours cause roof leakage, you may notice signs of roof failure.

Asphalt roofs are at least fifteen years old.

Your asphalt roof will eventually need to be replaced. Did you know that asphalt roofing materials have an average life expectancy of only fifteen years? To extend the life expectancy of their roofs, many people are switching to synthetic and slate.


These alternative roofing materials are durable but also elegant and timeless, increasing your Home's curb appeal.

Are there bats in the Belfry Unwanted Critters in your Home

There is a good chance that your roof has been damaged by wildlife. You could be attracting birds, squirrels and even raccoons to your Home, causing damage that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. They can chew through walls and ceilings to gain entry into other rooms.


These animals can also nest and gnaw, and they can be aggressive. You should be hearing tiny feet above your head. This is a sign you need a new roof.


Contact Woodbridge Roofing Company to schedule a roof inspection before you commit to a complete roof replacement. A few minor repairs can extend your roof's lifespan. Roofing has many financing options, a wide range of styles, materials and colors and over two decades of experience. Call us today to get a quote and schedule your roof inspection.