How do I know if I need a new roof?

You shouldn’t wait for your roof to leak before you consider replacing it. Many people never pay attention to their roof and, as a result, incur interior water damage from leaks instead of replacing the roof before the leaking occurs.

How Do You Know If You Need a New Roof?  - Columbia MO

How can I determine if my roof needs replaced?

To figure out if you need a new roof there are a couple of things you can look for.

  • Curled shingles
  • Cracked, brittle, or missing shingles
  • Excessive amounts of granules from the shingles collecting in your gutters
  • Cracks in rubber seals around pipes and vents
  • Open gaps in the flashing around chimneys or where the roof meets a wall
  • Interior leaking

If you see any of these issues, Contact us for a roof inspection

Does my roof need to be replaced or can it be repaired?

There are several factors that go into the decision of replacing your roof versus repairing it. The first question that is good to ask is – why am I asking the question? If you are experiencing leaks into your home it is important to have a professional do a roof inspection to determine the cause of the leak. If the leak is due to some worn out seals or flashing, yet the shingles themselves are in good shape, then a repair would be warranted. If the leak is caused by damage from a falling tree or limb and is concentrated in one area of the roof, and the rest of the roof is in good shape, then a repair would be warranted.

However, if you are experiencing interior leaking from worn or missing shingles, then a full roof replacement should be considered. When shingles wear out and begin to fail it is recommended to replace the entire roof instead of doing constant repairs.