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Roofing: To Replace or Not to Replace? That is the Question

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Getting a new roof is a significant investment and as a homeowner, it is natural for you to want your roof to outlast you. However, even roofs have a lifespan and if you do not get them replaced after that time, they can result in problems that can turn into catastrophes and result in tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars of damage — aside from getting a new roof anyway.

If your roof shows the following sign, it may be time to replace it.

Your Roof Has Multiple Leaks

After a violent storm, you may notice a leak appear in one or two places in your home or notice water stains on your ceiling. However, if you see this happening with increasing frequency, it is a sign that your roof has seen too much wear and tear and needs to be replaced completely. If you do not take the necessary step, your roof may be at risk of developing bigger holes which can be disastrous for your home.

Your Ceiling is Sagging

If you notice your ceiling sagging, it is a sign of a leaky roof. Even if you cannot see any apparent leaks or signs of moisture, a sagging ceiling means that there is water in your ceiling that is most likely coming from your roof. You should check to see if you find any holes in your roof. The problem may be fixed if there is small damage to one section of the roof. However, if you spot multiple places where the ceiling is sagging, you should consider replacing the entire roof.

Your Roof is Very Old

Different roofing materials have different lifespans.  Tile, slate, and copper roofs can last for over 50 years. Wood shakes roofs can last for 30 years, fiber cement shingles can last for 25 years, and asphalt shingles can last for 20 years, with good maintenance. However, if you are detecting issues with your roofs and it is over the age mentioned above, then it may be time to replace your roof with a new one.

Your Shingles are Curling

There are various reasons your shingles could start curling. It could be due to multiple layers of shingles, improper installations, improper alignment of shingles, or poor ventilation in the attic. It could also be because they have reached their maximum life span. Curled shingles won’t be able to protect your home during rains. No matter why your shingles are curling, you need to get them replaced.

Your Shingles are Damaged or Missing

Extensively damaged or missing shingles are a sign that your roof should be replaced. Shingles get damaged or missing if they are very old or if they weather particularly violent weather. During a storm, debris and falling tree can also extensively damage your roof. If your roof is balding or you have many broken shingles, you should get your roof replaced.

If you are looking for an experienced roofing contractor in Arizona, America Roofing is your best bet. We have been in the industry of repairing and installing roofs for around 20 years and can get your project finished on time at an affordable cost. Reach out to us today.