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Denver Roofers Share 5 Signs Your Home Needs a New Roof

January 31, 2018

Even the most-well maintained roofs will eventually need to be replaced. However, for many homeowners, recognizing when it’s time to install a new roof rather than continue to repair the existing material can be a real challenge. Here are a few easy-to-spot signs that it’s time to contact a Denver roofing company to schedule a roof replacement.

The Age of the Roof

Most asphalt shingle roofs have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years before they need to be replaced. This is because the shingles slowly break down, becoming progressively less effective at keeping water out of the attic space, walls, and underlayment. When an old roof is left on a home, you can expect to see more frequent repairs, more prevalent leaks, and even mold and mildew inside the home. If you moved in without a clear understanding of when the roof was installed, consider the roofs on nearby homes. If neighbors are replacing their roofs, it’s probably time to speak with a roofer.

Curling Shingles

When moisture penetrates through shingles and into the underlayment, it causes the shingles to warp and curl. If there are multiple patches of shingles showing this type of wear and tear, it may be time to replace the roof. Often moisture spreads throughout the underlayment and can compromise the structural integrity of the support structure for the roof. Replacing the system rather than simply repairing the damaged shingles will keep your home in better shape in the long-run.

The Peak is Sagging

The roofline or peak should be straight and sit parallel to the ground. If it starts sagging or dipping in the middle, the roof likely has significant water damage. While this issue can be mitigated by professional repairs, it will eventually need to be replaced. When in doubt, let your trusted Denver roof repair specialist inspect the damage and let you know whether a replacement is necessary or can be put off a bit longer.

Hail Wreaks Havoc

Denver weather can be unpredictable, but over the past few years, we’ve seen some intense hail storms. Believe it or not, hail is one of the most common causes of roof damage and even a moderate storm can lead to the need for a full replacement. If you notice pockmarks and dents in your shingles after a hailstorm or experience an increase in water leaks, it may be time to replace your roof. As a general rule, it’s best to schedule an inspection after a major hail storm to help ensure that your roof can still protect your home from the elements.

Peeling Paint on the Siding

Damaged or compromised roofs often allow water to get into the siding material on the exterior of your home. If you notice any paint peeling or bubbling up on the outside of your home, it may indicate significant water damage throughout the roof. Rather than simply sand and repair the paint, schedule a roofing inspection to see if the damage is related to premature weathering of the siding or water seeping through the roof and into the rest of your home.

If you’ve noticed a few of these signs on your property, don’t wait for the damage to get worse. At Big Creek Roofers, our experienced contractors will get your roof back in shape as quickly as possible. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an estimate for your new roof.