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Signs You Need A New Roof

A new roof could be exactly what your home needs this new year. Numerous warning signs indicate it’s time for roof replacement instead of repair. Work with the talented Los Angeles general contractors at Joel & Co. Construction to obtain the new roof your home requires. You will decrease your energy bills in addition to increasing your home’s value!

Keep the following warning signs in mind:

Missing, Broken, And Curled Shingles

What is the status of your roof shingles? Missing, curled, and broken shingles in high numbers generally point to roof replacement. A few curled or broken shingles are easy enough to repair, however a multitude of damaged shingles is cause for concern. The same is true if you notice an increasing number of shingles scattered around your home.

Sagging Roof

A sagging roof is a serious issue that should never be ignored. It indicates a structural problem that could result in a full or partial collapse. Don’t gamble with the contents of your home and the people who live there–work with your Los Angeles remodeling contractors to identify the cause of the sag and commission the necessary replacement.


How old is your roof? An asphalt shingle roof that’s more than 20 years old should be replaced. Shingle roofs do not last more than 25 years, with 30 years an example of “pushing it.” A metal roof lasts for as long as 50 years, so consider replacing your current roof with a metal option if it suits your home’s aesthetic.

Sunlight In The Attic

Sunlight streaming through your attic ceiling boards is never a good thing. If sunlight can stream through, so can rain and snow. When left unchecked, you’re looking at water damage, rot, and mold and mildew formation. Get your roof replaced to avoid all of these issues.

Other signs your roof needs replacing include shingle granules in your gutters, roof valleys, and severely-damaged flashing. Contact the Los Angeles general contractors at Joel & Co. Construction today to schedule a consultation.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. I thought it was interesting how the article mentions that an asphalt roof older than 20 years ought to be replaced. I can’t quite remember the exact age of my own roof, but I know it’s getting close to that age. If I were to look at getting my roof replaced, would my insurance company help since it would be proactive damage prevention measures?

  2. Our roof has been losing shingles during the past couple of wind storms and we are wondering if this is a serious problem. It is good to know that missing, curled, and broken shingles in high numbers generally point to roof replacement. Thank you for informing me that a multitude of damaged shingles is a cause for concern. I will talk to my husband about this and hopefully we will be getting a new roof soon.

  3. It’s good to know that roof ought to be replaced after about 20 years. My roof is that age, and I was wondering previously when I ought to get it redone. I’ll be sure to have a roofer come out and take a look at it to determine when exactly it needs to be replaced.

  4. I have been thinking for a while now whether or not to get a new roof because I am aware that it can be quite costly if I will get it replaced for no apparent reason. That was why seeing this article was good. I learned that it’s time to get the roof replaced if we see a multitude of broken, curled, or missing shingles from the roof because it will be a source of concern in the future. I do remember seeing a lot of broken shingles in the garden the other day. I guess it really is time we get it replaced. Thank you for sharing!

  5. It sure got my attention when you said that shingle roofing does not usually last for more than 25 years, and using it for longer than that is an example of pushing it. I really do not need such a reminder since the shingle roof of the house has started giving up even before it reached 25 years old. It might be for the best that I get in touch with a professional roofer to replace the roof. It’s already flooding in the attic. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I thought it was helpful how you pointed out that most roofs last about 20-30 years before they need to be replaced. This is helpful since my roof is nearing that same age, and I’ve been worried about it. I’ll definitely look into getting it replaced in the near future.

  7. I liked it when you suggested replacing the roof if sunlight starts streaming through the roof because that is an indicator of holes that can also let rain and snow inside. I have experienced the rain entering the attic last week. Because of that, I think we need to replace the roof as early as now. There is no way I am waiting until I experience snow entering the attic as well.

  8. Thanks for pointing out that if sunlight can get through your attic ceiling boards, so can moisture. I was recently putting some summer decorations away in my attic, and I noticed a couple lines of sunlight coming through from above. I didn’t think much of it at the time, so I appreciate you pointing out that it can lead to water damage. I’ll definitely look into getting a new roof soon!

  9. It got me when you said that shingle roofing is not supposed to last for more than 25 years and so it needs to be replaced if it is already that old. I do not know how old my roof is, but I know that it has been there since I was born, and I am 23 years old now. It might be a good idea if I ask my mom to find a roofer and get the roof assessed before it starts causing problems.

  10. I have been debating for some time now whether or not the roof needs to be replaced, and this article answered my question. You said that if more than one shingle on the roof is damaged, it needs to be replaced as it indicates that it is nearing the end of its lifespan. If so, then I need to replace the roof since the gutters, pavement, and garden bed are littered with shingle granules.

  11. Thank you for pointing out that an asphalt shingle roofing does not last for more than 25 years, so in case it ever starts reaching that age, we need to consider replacing it. If that is the case, then I need to call a professional to have the roof checked and schedule a replacement. I am sure we need a new one installed since the roof was being used for more than 23 years now. I am not waiting for it to give out first before having it replaced.

  12. It got me on high alert when you said that a saggy roof is a problem that can cause a structural problem and can result in partial or full collapse if ignored. I will be sure to call a professional to check the roof as soon as I can since the roof is partly saggy. My brothers won’t even go to the part of the house where the sagging roof is leaning towards out of fear that it will fall on them. I guess they were right.

  13. Thank you for pointing out that a sagging roof is a sign of a structural problem that must never be ignored as it can cause troubles for the house. I will mention this to my mom since I did notice that the roof is sagging on the left side of the house. It actually looks weird. I just hope that the roof can still be repaired since the holidays are coming and we have nowhere else to stay.

  14. Our roof is peaking at 20 years and you’re right about the age. we’ve had many shingles replaced over the last 5 years and we’re ready for a new roof at this point! Plus, we’re looking to sell our home and will need the replacement regardless. Even though the cost up front is quite an investment, it’ll add value to our house and we’ll be able to gain even more of a profit for doing so.

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