Your roof is the line of defense between your home and the elements. The day will come when you have to replace it. But, how do you know if it’s time to replace it or just make a repair? Here are 5 signs that you need a new roof.

#1 How does it look?

Here are some visible signs that you need a new roof:

#2 Interior Issues

Any of these problems inside of your home could be signs that you need a new roof.

#3 Shingle Granules Falling Off

You might notice piles of tiny granules from the shingles in your gutters or under your downspouts. This means that your shingles are slowly disintegrating. Granules protect the shingles from sunlight and water, so they are necessary for the shingles to function properly.

#4 Light Coming In Through The Roof

If you can see sunlight through the roof boards when you are in the attic, this is one of the surest signs that you need a new roof.

#5 How old is it?

An asphalt roof should last 20 to 25 years unless it was installed over another layer of shingles. Then, it might not last as long. If you are noticing any of the above signs and it’s nearing this age, it’s time for a new roof.

Roofing issues are something that you’ll want to address promptly. If you notice signs that you need a new roof, it’s best to get a professional involved. They’ll be able to give you the best advice.

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