Roof Replacement – The signs of a Failing Roof

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More than any other, the question customers ask us at Same Day Roofing is “what is the lifespan of my roof?” Experts agree that your roof should last between 20 and 25 years. It always helps to know when your roof is installed, so that you will know exactly at what stage it is in as part of its lifespan.

This knowledge will serve you well in the long run as it will keep you abreast of when you will need to replace your roof.

What are the signs of a failing roof?

First, you will need to look at your shingles. If you notice that the shingles are starting to curl or buckle, that’s a sign that they are towards the end of their use and need to be replaced. It is not uncommon for homeowners with older roofs to find granules from their shingles among the refuse in the gutters. These granules are somewhat larger than a grain of sand. Also, be sure to check that the shingles have not become dislodged. Missing shingles are a tell-tale sign that your roof needs a complete overhaul.

You will also want to look for any signs of moisture on your roof. Are there any dark patches visible? This could be an accumulation of moisture, which can lead to mold and mildew problems. Another potential sign of moisture is a spongy, “bouncy” sections of your roof, which can also be a sign of moisture becoming trapped in your roof.

Has your roof left you feeling compromised as it approaches 20 or 25 years in service to your home? It may be time to replace your roof. You can always call Same Day Roofing at (905) 902 7663 for a free estimate on roof replacement or any potential repairs. Same Day Roofing offers roof repairs and installations in Hamilton, Oakville and Burlington.

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