signs you need a new roof

Signs You Need A New Roof

Your home's roof is the barrier between the interior living space and the exterior world. A good roof for your home will help protect against elements like snow, hail, ice, rain, branches, and any debris. A roof that is in bad shape can experience leaks, mold, mildew, and more. Small issues can turn into large-scale water problems in your home's other systems.

If you're a homeowner and you think you might need a new roof, there are a few signs you should watch out for.

How To Tell if You Need a New Roof

Six distinct signs that will answer the question of "Do I need a new roof?" Those signs are:

1. Missing or Damaged Shingles

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Noticing missing or damaged shingles is a bad sign for your roof. It's important now and then to investigate your roof for these signs, especially after a hailstorm or excessive wind. Adverse weather elements can cause damage to your shingles, or even remove them from your roof. A few damaged shingles aren't the end of the world and may only require minor maintenance, but if your roof is littered with damage, it's time for a replacement.

2. Leaks or Water Damage

Leaks in your roof can lead to unwanted water damage in your home. This can come from faulty shingles, deteriorated flashing, or poor installation. No matter how small the leak, leaks can compound into messy water damage that can cause even worse problems in your home. Repairing or replacing the roof should be done as soon as possible.

3. Sagging or Drooping Roof

A sagging or drooping roof is one of the most obvious signs that a new roof needs to be installed. A sagging or drooping roof happens when the structure below a roof's shingles has a broken rafter or has seen severe water damage. This also puts those in the home in danger with the possibility of collapse.

4. Excessive Granule Loss

Your roof's shingles have protective granules, and when that granule loss becomes excessive, action should be taken. These protective granules come off with age and normal wear and tear, so spotting some granule loss isn't the end of the world. Signs of excessive granule loss include bald spots on your roof and granule buildup at the bottom of your home's downspouts.

5. Mold or Mildew Growth

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The growth of mold and mildew on your roof is a dangerous sign for your home, not only for your roof but for the health of the people inside the home. Mold and mildew can compromise the integrity of your roof's materials and can create a risk for the structure of the home. Mold and mildew can be hard to spot, especially on your roof, but being able to spot it early can stop spread throughout your home and protect your household's health.

6. Age of the Roof

The usual lifespan of a roof ranges from 20-30 years. Homeowners can contact a licensed professional to find out the age of their roof, contact previous owners of the house, or check the building permit for the roof. Once the age of the roof has been determined, the next steps may be taken depending on the age.

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Roof Replacement Process

Award-winning residential and commercial roofing company Northpoint Roofing Systems offers a simple roof replacement service for those looking for roof repair or replacement in areas across the country.

The process:

  1. Schedule an appointment with an FAA-licensed drone pilot to perform a FREE drone inspection over your home to obtain measurements and photographs of your entire roof.

  2. Have a conversation with one of Northpoint's residential or commercial roofing teams to discuss the next steps, financing options, and how to navigate through the insurance process if storm damage is observed on your home's roof.

  3. Choose roofing materials with help from our roofing expert, who explains the options from the roofing products we use from the top manufacturers in the roofing industry. Northpoint can walk you through cheaper options as well as other types of roofing materials.

  4. Northpoint then installs your new roof, using the highest standards of craftsmanship. Our care and trust with customers are shown by the fact that we are placed in the top 1% of roofing contractors in the whole country.

  5. New roofing comes with warranties that give you peace of mind, knowing that your roof is installed properly with the best materials available.

Schedule a Free Roof Inspection with Northpoint Roofing Systems

Think you need a new roof? Northpoint Roofing Systems will assess the condition of your roof and identify any issues. Whether your roof is seeing signs of age, has damaged shingles, granule loss, water damage or leaks, and mold or mildew growth, it's important to notice these issues as they arise to protect your home. Northpoint Roofing Systems offers a readily available and FREE inspection of your home's roof that can be scheduled today.