1. Age Matters: Asphalt shingle roofs typically last 20-30 years, while metal and tile roofs have longer lifespans. If your roof approaches or surpasses its expected lifespan, replacement may be wise.
2. Multiple Repairs: If you find yourself repeatedly calling in for repairs, it’s a sign that your roof is deteriorating and may require replacement.
3. Roof Sagging: Sagging or a drooping roofline is a clear indication of structural issues and calls for immediate replacement.
4. Granule Loss: Excessive granule loss from asphalt shingles can compromise their integrity, necessitating replacement.
5. Water Damage: Extensive water damage, including leaks and mold growth, indicates a failing roof system.
6. Storm Damage: Severe storm damage, such as hail or fallen trees, may necessitate full replacement.
7. Energy Inefficiency: An inefficient roof can significantly increase energy bills. If your roof lacks proper insulation or ventilation, replacement with energy-efficient materials may be warranted.
8. Roofing Material Condition: Inspect your roofing materials. Cracked, curled, or missing shingles are signs of deterioration.
9. Roof Deck Issues: If the roof deck, the layer beneath the roofing materials, is compromised, replacement is essential.
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