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8 Signs You May Need a Roof Replacement Soon

Roof replacements are expensive home improvement jobs but failure to address the need for a new roof in a timely manner can lead to expensive water and property damage and even foundation problems for your home. It may be hard to tell when a roof replacement is needed exactly. Fortunately, Beth Kaufman of Good Housekeeping offers tips to homeowners in her informative article 8 Warning Signs Your Roof is Shot.

In this article, she explains eight indicators you should keep an eye open for and also gives an estimated amount of time you have left before a new roof is absolutely necessary. The good news is that once you start seeing signs that a new roof is in your future, you have plenty of time to research local roofing companies and do comparative cost analyses.

The eight signs and time estimates listed by Kaufman are:

  1. Your roof is going on 25 years old: You probably have 5 to 10 years left.
  2. The shingles are starting to curl: You probably have 1 to 5 years left.
  3. You notice missing shingles: You can do patchwork repairs but a new roof may be needed.
  4. You notice your shingles are cracking: You probably have about 3 to 5 years left.
  5. You notice granules in your gutters: If you’ve only just begun to notice this, your roof is about halfway through its lifespan.
  6. Shingles are covered in moss or algae: This problem is more cosmetic than anything else.
  7. You can see sunlight from your attic: A new roof may be needed right away, though you might be able to get away with patchwork repairs for the time being.

Your roof is noticeably drooping or sagging: Call and expert in immediately.

You can learn more about each of these indicators by reading the full article here.

If you see the need for a roof replacement in your near future, or if you want a roof inspection done by a professional roofer, consider contacting Baltic Home Improvements, a leading contractor in the Southwestern Chicago suburbs. Our team of home improvement experts has been providing exceptional service to area residents for more than a decade and we are happy to add you to our list of satisfied customers. Contact us today to learn more.

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