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Knowing When It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

Roofer builder worker dismantling roof shinglesKnowing if you need to replace your roof can be tricky. The majority of El Paso homeowners, unfortunately, don’t realize their roof is in turmoil until it begins to leak. Factors that determine it could be time to replace your roof entirely rather than repair a few areas, ultimately depend on these three key signs: the age of your roof, the severity of damage, and how many shingles are missing. Let’s explore these signs further.

Your Roof is Older Than 20 Years

The age of your roof is the first indicator whether it’s time to fully replace it. Generally, a roof that is older than twenty years needs to be replaced. If you’ve kept up with maintenance throughout the years, you may have extended the life of your roof and that’s certainly a positive sign. With proper ventilation and all shingles in good condition, there shouldn’t be the need to fully replace the roof, so long as you continue to keep up with maintenance.      

Your Roof Has Severe Damage

Chimney flashing, shingle granules in the gutters, and sunlight peeking in through your roof are all signs of damage that require professional attention. While chimneys are known for leaking, water-stained ceilings are not good for your roof. Replacing the chimney flashing may solve the issue depending on how much damage it’s already caused. When it comes to granules in the gutters, this means your roof is missing granules, which is a sign that granules are decaying. Lastly, sunlight peeking in through your roof, even in the attic, leads the possibility for unwanted debris to enter as well the possibility of mold growth.   

One Too Many Shingles are Missing

If you haven’t replaced your shingles in a while, there’s a good chance you could be missing several shingles. Since shingles are the top layer of your roof, your ventilation is at risk when even one shingle is missing. You risk the possibility of tearing into the next layer. Moreover, shingles that are buckling or curled create issues. This means that the shingles have passed their life expectancy and need to be replaced.   

Have Your Roof Professionally Inspected Today

There are other signs that could determine if your roof needs to be replaced, many of which aren’t visible through the naked eye or can only be detected by a professional roofer. Rather than avoiding the topic altogether, have your roof inspected by the trusted professionals at Allegiant Construction and Roofing in El Paso.

With a free, no obligation required estimate, you and your family can have peace of mind knowing your roof is safe. Give us a call today!  

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