Is it time to replace your roof? If you’re wondering how exactly to know when to schedule a roof replacement, you’re not alone. While some signs of roof damage are obvious, others might surprise you. Understanding these indicators can help you make informed decisions about your roof.


Here are 5 signs that your roof needs to be replaced:


A sagging roof indicates significant structural damage and typically suggests underlying issues that require immediate attention. Not only that, but a sagging roof can pose a danger to the occupants of your home. Roof sagging can be caused by a number of reasons, but usually occurs due to water damage, poor installation, or excessive weight from snow or ice.

Damaged Shingles

Crumbling, cracking, and peeling shingles are a good sign that your roof needs to be replaced. When shingles are damaged, you may also notice granules in your gutters and shingles falling to the ground. When your shingles begin to deteriorate, it’s only a matter of time before the structure of your roof may be affected. 

Your Roof’s Age

The age of your roof can be a good indicator of its need for replacement. Asphalt shingles last 15-30 years on average, while other types of roofs, such as slate, can last more than 50 years. Other factors that affect the longevity of your roof include the climate where you live and how well your roof has been maintained. When your roof reaches its average age of replacement, you should arrange for an inspection to assess its current condition.


If you notice water leaking into your home or attic, a roof replacement is past due. Water damage can show up as stains on drywall, bubbling or peeling paint, and water dripping from your ceiling when it’s raining. Even small openings in your roof can lead to water infiltration and structural damage over time.

High Energy Bills

One of the less obvious signs that you’re due for a replacement is high energy bills. Along with windows and doors, your roof functions to protect your home from the elements. If you notice a sudden spike in your energy bills, or if they progressively get higher as time goes on, a damaged roof may be to blame. It’s time to check out your roof for other signs of damage.


If you have noticed any of these issues, we recommend that you schedule an inspection with a professional. Regular inspections and maintenance are key to preserving the longevity of your roof, and by staying vigilant and addressing issues promptly, you can ensure that your home remains protected from the elements for years to come.

We offer free inspections, and we’re always honest in our recommendations for your roof. If you can get by with some roofing repairs, we’ll let you know. When it’s time for a full replacement, our team of professionals will do the job with quality workmanship and top-notch customer service.

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