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Signs You Need A New Roof

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.

Age

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 6 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. 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.

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