How to Know When You Need a New Roof (it’s not as obvious as you think!)

How do you know when your roof has reached the end? Most homeowners wait until costly problems like roof leaks become apparent. Don’t get caught with costly repairs; find out what to look for when its time for an entire roof replacement below: 


1. Buckling and curling shingles


When your shingles are buckling or curling, its time for a new roof. The problem with these shingles is that they leave the structure underneath exposed to the elements, making the structure vulnerable to water damage.



2. Missing Shingles


The integrity of your roof could be endangered if you see missing shingles. Severe storms can pull off several shingles at a time, leaving your home defenseless to roof leaks and water damage. 



3. Daylight seeping in through the roof


If you see daylight in your attic, the underlying decking on your roof may be in a weakened state from excessive moisture.  When light can penetrate your roof, water can penetrate your roof as well. 



4. Interior Stains or mold and mildew growth


Are stains, or worse, mold, appearing on your ceiling? A common cause of these stains is moisture trapped inside the house or roof leaks. 



5. Dark Spots 


Algae growth, fungus, mold, or vegetation can cause dark spots on the surface of your shingles. You can treat these areas with 1:1 water and bleach mixture.



6. Increase in energy cost


Have you noticed a sudden spike in the value of your energy bill? When your attic is improperly ventilated cooling costs rise due to trapped air in the attic. Additionally, attic moisture can drip into your insulation and lessens its effectiveness. 



7. Old Roof 


Most roofing professionals believe that roofs typically last anywhere from 20 to 25 years.  If you notice that your neighbors are getting new roofs, it’s probably time for you to get one too. Houses built around the same time tend to experience the same weather patterns, which means that the wear and tear of your roof is nearing the end. 


At the end of the day, if you notice one or more of these warning signs Mars Restoration is here to help! Get your home protected by scheduling your comprehensive free roof inspection from our team of highly trained specialist at 888-242-6831or online today!

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