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5 Signs You Need a New Roof

The roof of the home is an integral part of your home. It shelters you and your things from the elements. While it may seem obvious the importance of having a solid roof, it might not seem obvious when you may need a new one. Not sure about the sign that you roof needs to be replaced? Read on and learn more about the best time to have a new roof installed in the home.

Storm Damage

So, this might be an obvious sign, but sometimes the damage isn’t instantaneous or noticeable. Storm damage is a common reason most roofs are replaced. From high winds to hail, the roof can be damaged with holes or missing shingles. It is important to have a professional check on your roof if you have had any large branches fall on your roof. When there is too much damage to the roof, you will need to have a new roof installed to ensure the contents of your home are secure.

Roof Age

Roofs don’t last forever, so it is crucial to know the age of your roof, or when it was last replaced. If you are buying a new home, you should inquiry about this because if it is older than 20 years, you will probably have to replace it soon. Some signs of age can be shingles curling or buckling, and shingles missing or fallen off the roof. Try going up in your attic and looking up when it is sunny outside. This will help you see if there are significant gaps in the roof or holes.

Ceiling Damage

If you start to see the ceilings inside your house have color damage or they are lowering, this could be a sign your roof needs to be replaced. Yellow or brown spots can indicate a leak in your roof-line. If you begin to see cracks or a portion of the ceiling bowing downwards, this also could mean roof damage. Holes in the roof can lead to animals entering the home, creating nests or leaves and foliage entering the home, causing your ceiling to lower. It can also be watered down insulation of your attic space, weighing down on your ceiling causing it to bow downwards.

Continual Maintenance

If you find you are continually repairing your roof, it is time for a new one. It can cost less in both time and money to have a new unit installed rather than to continue to repair your roof time after time. Dream Window and Door can assist you with information on roofing, including new installations to provide a better roof for your home, contact us today.

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