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5 signs it is time to replace your roof!

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, but how do you know when to replace your roof? Without a solid roof, water can get into your home and cause all sorts of damage. Everything from damaging drywall, ruining carpet, rotting wood, promoting mold growth and damaging personal belongings. A small leak in your roof can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs, so it’s better to be proactive than reactive. Here are some signs your roof needs to be replaced, at QSR we offer free replacement estimates. Contact us if you have any of these signs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Shingles curling and buckling

Shingles that are curled or buckling are another sign that you may need a new roof. Look at the slopes of your home that get direct sunlight and if you notice the shingles are curling and losing granules, it could mean the shingles are past their life expectancy. There could also be a possibility that the roof is defective.

 

 

 

2. Roof valley

If your roof shingles are falling apart or missing in this area, it’s a definite sign you need a new roof. Valleys are one of the most important areas of your roof. Snow and rain flow through valleys and into gutters. If the valley is compromised, you could be susceptible to roof leaks.

 

 

 

 

3. Snow and Ice
Because of course we live in Wisconsin.. When snow melts and re-freezes on your roof, an ice dam forms above the gutters and in the valleys. This blocks proper drainage into the gutter. Water backs up under the shingles and underlayment and can seep into the roof decking, causing rotting and eventually leaks.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Age
Knowing when a roof was installed (and what it’s made of) offers insight into how much life it has left. For instance, a typical asphalt shingle roof lasts 20 to 25 years, while a roof installed over an existing layer of shingles should be replaced after 20 years.

 

 

5.  Daylight through the roof boards
You notice a spongy feel or trampoline bounce when walking on the roof, which means the underlying decking is weakened from moisture. Check your attic to see if there is any daylight coming through the roof boards. Also check for moisture in the insulation.