5 Signs That You Need A New Roof

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5 Signs that You Need a New Roof

 

Row, row, row your couch gently down the stream…

 

People are always thankful to have a roof over their head, but never give that roof a second thought—until a storm leaves water pouring into their living room. You might be fine with your old roof while the weather is nice, but it’s only when the going gets tough that you’ll find out the hard way your roof wasn’t tough enough.

 

Your roof should be inspected by a professional at least once every two years for a definitive opinion on your roof’s condition. But a responsible homeowner will keep an eye out for these signs that it might be time to call their roofer:

 

  1. The outside is getting in.

The best place to start is up in the attic. If you see daylight coming through the roof, that means rain could possibly get through also. Feel around your insulation for damp spots, too; water could be coming in through a crack that’s too small to see.

 

  1. Asphalt granules in the gutters.

Asphalt roofs will eventually start to disintegrate, and granules that look like big grains of sand will appear in your gutters or near your downspouts. This disintegration happens over time, or can happen quickly due to severe hail.

 

  1. Lots of missing or cracked shingles.

If strong gusts of wind send shingles flying, or there are patches of missing shingles all over your roof, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll see leaks in your home through the exposed layers.

 

  1. It’s been a long time.

The lifetime of the average asphalt roof is 15-20 years. Over that timespan, your shingles become brittle and lose their adhesive, meaning they can be torn off due to wind or pulverized by hail stones. Make sure you know the age of your roof.

 

  1. Your roof is dang ugly.

Even if a roof does its job well enough, it might be the biggest blemish on the face of your home. Nothing turns a house from hang-dog to holy-cow quicker than a sleek new roof.

 

If you’re still not sure what kind of condition your roof is in, call Absolute Roofing at 417-869-0444 or schedule a free inspection with us today. We’ll give you our no-bull opinion on whether you need a new roof.

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