Don’t ignore these telltale signs that you are in need of a new roof – waiting can have dire consequences.
If you notice any of these indicators of roof damage at your home, your roof needs to be replaced.
Wind-driven rains and severe storms can result in a leaky attic. Inadequate insulation can also cause ice dams to form, allowing water to start entering your home through your attic. If you’re noticing water in your attic, it could be time to replace your roof.
Mold and mildew cause failed roofing underlayment. If the underlayment fails you will likely need to replace your roof.
Wondering when to replace your roof shingles? If your shingles are curled, cracked, or even missing, then your roof is no longer providing an effective barrier against Mother Nature. Cracked shingles mean your roof has reached the end of its lifespan.
High cooling and heating costs are a sign of inadequate attic ventilation, which may cause your energy bills to rise. If you’re noticing your energy bills rising, it could be a sign that it’s time for a new roof.
Excessive temperatures and high humidity levels can cause moisture to get trapped in your home, causing your interior and exterior paint to start peeling and blistering.
Exterior decay is a signal that your attic lacks proper levels of ventilation likely due to a need for roof repair or maintenance.
Shingles that are covered in any sort of algae growth or fungus are in need of replacement. GAF asphalt shingles offer StainGuard® protection to resist the growth of algae for the lifespan of your roof.
While the GAF roofs we install come with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty on both labor and materials, most others do not. Asphalt roofs as young as 20-years-old often need replacement due to inferior shingle quality or subpar installation.
The purpose of a leak barrier is to help keep your roof deck dry. While some roofing contractors fail to install leak barriers at critical areas, we install them especially carefully on valleys and penetration points such as chimneys, plumbing vents, and skylights to ensure optimal protection.
Unfortunately, some roofing contractors use problematic techniques such as “racking” to complete their installations. At LeafGuard® of Cincinnati, we meticulously install our shingles the right way – in rows – to give your roof superior aesthetics and wind resistance.
The valleys on your roof have to handle a substantial amount of water when it rains and can get backed up with ice and snow during the winter. This is why the best roofing contractors take the time needed to properly protect roof valleys from weather elements to help prevent a full roof replacement in the future.
When installing a new residential roof, no step is more important than preparing the surface beneath your shingles. We’ll carefully inspect the condition of your roof deck and replace sections as needed to ensure that your roof has the solid foundation it needs to stand the test of time.
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