Four Ways to Tell That Your Roof Needs Replacing

Most roofs, even ones that are well-built and properly maintained, will need replacement eventually. So, how can you tell that your roof is nearing the end of its life?

If you know what to watch out for, you can take care of the problems early, and save yourself some money, and a lot of headaches, later.

Here are four things to pay attention to, when assessing the quality of your current roof:

1. Leaks
If you ever have a leaking roof, this is a bad sign. If moisture is coming into your home, even if it’s a very small amount, this can indicate severe damage to your roof, and potentially damage to unseen parts of your home, like insulation, drywall, and subflooring. Make sure to talk to a roofing contractor in Tyler before structure issues become serious.

2. Age
Even a functional roof still wears out over time, especially if it’s made from asphalt shingles, which are the most common roofing material in the U.S. The typical lifespan for these roofs are 20-30 years, so if yours is nearing that upper limit, it may be time to think about a replacement.

3. Sagging
A sagging roof can be a sign of decking or structural issues, like foundation problems, and should be addressed by a qualified roofer. While a sag in your roof may not cause immediate issues, it may be a symptom of something worse.

4. Shingle warping
Most shingle roofs over time wear down and show signs like cupping and curling. Curling is where the edges are flat, but the middle starts to rise, or bump out. Cupping is when the edges of the shingle curl upwards. Both of these may lead to loss of integrity and leaks over time.

If you notice any of these signs in your roof, and want to talk to a professional, get in touch with us at Reliable Roofing in Tyler, TX today!