Common Signs You Need a New Roof


As a homeowner, problems in important areas like the roof are often a nightmare that we prefer to ignore until we need to deal with it. On the other hand, there are some signs that you need a new roof if you know what to look for. But before you opt for good quality roofing materials, here are just five sure signs that you need a new roof.


Sagging Roof

poor roofIf your roof is starting to sag, you have a problem. This is especially true for roof valleys and dips, where snow and rain accumulate and can cause serious damage. A sagging roof is often a sign of more acute structural damage; it could be in the attic deck or even the attic supports. Whether it’s small and localized, be sure to call a specialist whenever possible.


Declining Shingles

By cleaning gutters, you’ll remove leaves, twigs, and pollen. But there is one thing to watch out for in your gutters: shingle granules. As your roof begins to reach the end of its useful life, the shingles are likely to lose granules. These granules will end up in your gutters. It’s a problem if you see more granules than before, so keep your eyes open. On other hand, cracked shingles are usually a sign of secondary damage. You probably won’t need to replace the entire roof quickly, however, if the cracked shingles are scattered throughout the roof, rather than isolated to a few regions, this may indicate that …