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Signs Your Roof Needs Replaced

Does your roof need replaced?

It’s often easy to forget about the importance of checking your roof for signs of repair but it’s recommended you do so at least twice a year. Regular inspections mean repairs to your roof can be made early helping you save both time and money in the long-run.

Below we will outline the early warning signs you should look out for which indicate your roof may need replaced.

Water Damage

One of the signs your roof may need to be replaced is if you spot water damage in the upper floors of your home. Water damage can appear as water marks, mildew or damp spots. It’s important you investigate this and not assume the damage is down to something simple such as water seeping through a window or an overflowing gutter. If you find signs of water damage, it’s important to get your roof checked as soon as possible. This will help identify any potential damage to your roofing fascia and soffit and assess whether your roof will need replaced.

Light Coming Through Your Attic

It’s useful to make a habit of going into your attic and checking for sunlight coming through your roof. If you can see light in your roof space this could be a sign that there are holes and cracks in your roofing structure which is a definite problem. It’s worth seeking some professional advice to assess the level of damage and decide whether repairs could fix this issue or if your entire roof needs replaced.

Aging Roof

Typically roofs can last between 20-25 years, however, over time your roof naturally becomes weaker due to various factors such as weathering, the level of maintenance, the materials used and so on. With an ageing roof also means your roofing fascia and soffit can become weaker resulting in the structure of your roof potentially being compromised. It’s worth having your roof inspected by a professional if it is approaching 20 years old to check for any damages and assess whether it needs to be replaced.

Moss and Mould Growth on Your Roof

If you notice moss and mould growing on your roof it’s important to remove this as soon as you can. Despite this being a natural thing to happen, if left untreated the moss and mould can grow further and begin to dislodge the roof tiles. This can result in water seeping into the roof, causing serious water damage and a potential roof replacement.

Loose Roof Slates

If you notice any missing and / or loose slates during your roof inspection this may be a sign your roof needs replaced. Missing tiles can increase the likelihood of leaks, causing water damage and the weakening of your roofing fascia and soffit. If your roofing structure is compromised the likelihood of a collapse increases. Therefore you should consider getting your roof professionally inspected as soon as possible to avoid any serious damage.

As you can see regular maintenance and checking your roof often is essential to keep track of any signs it may need replaced. It’s inevitable that at some point your roof will need replaced or at the very least repaired, therefore it’s important to inspect regularly to avoid costly damage if left uncurbed.

If you have any questions on whether your roof needs replaced please reach out to us using the below contact details.


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