Is it time to update your Roof, Gutters, or Windows?

Your roof protects your home, and it will need to be replaced when it needs more than a few repairs. You should replace your roof before it completely fails. Here are a few signs that you need a new roof.

Old Age
Your roof may need to be replaced if it is more than 20 years old. If other people in your neighborhood are getting a new roof, it might be time for you to get a new roof. Homes built within the same time period will usually experience the same issues.

Damaged or Missing Shingles
Inspect your roof after a thunderstorm. You will need a professional inspection if the shingles are damaged. Look for shingles that have curled edges. If the roof is missing a lot of granules, you will need a new roof.

Moss Damage
Moss is a common indicator of trapped moisture. You can remove a small amount of moss with a brush. However, an excessive overgrowth of moss is a sign that you need a new roof.

Mysterious Interior Stains on Your Ceiling
If brown stains are spreading across your walls, you might have water damage in your attic. Look for stains around the pipe vents. If the leak is coming from a large hole, you will need a new roof.

Roof Vents and Flashing
The flashing around vents protects the roof from inclement weather. Look for holes and cracks. A break in the seams can cause leaks in your roof. Most older homes have cement flashing. Modern roofs have metal flashing.

If you see any of these signs, you need to contact a professional roofing contractor, like Lathrop Contracting. Sometimes, repairs are not enough to fix the issue. The roofing contractor can help you make an informed decision.