Signs It’s Time for a New Roof

July 19, 2018

Signs It’s Time for a New Roof

When was the last time your shingles were replaced? Are you experiencing leaks in your home? Are your shingles starting to look worn out or warped? Once you start asking yourself these questions, you may discover that it’s time for a new roof. While contacting your local commercial roofing experts in Sterling Heights is always a good idea, below are warning signs that mean you need to start considering your replacement options.


This is probably the most obvious problem that can occur when you need a new roof. Because it announces itself right in your office or warehouse! Every time it rains, you find yourself placing buckets around the usual leakage areas, though you continue to tell yourself that it’s just a small leak and you don’t deal with it. Now is the time to deal with it – your property is telling you to replace the shingles, and ASAP, or at least get them checked out and patched up. But, chances are the whole thing needs to be replaced. Don’t put it off any longer.

Granule Loss

This is another obvious sign that you may need a new roof.  Most people think granules are there to make the roof “look good”.  These were originally installed to protect the asphalt in the shingle from the sun.  As the roof dries out the granules can come loose ending up in your gutters, or garden.  This is a sure sign you should consider a new roof.

Cracked or warped shingles

You’ll often be able to tell from the street if your shingles have faded in color or are looking rundown. However, you may need to take a closer look to noticing other detrimental changes.  Check to see if your shingles are cracked, as this probably means they’re too old and need to be replaced right away. If the shingles are warped, meaning their shape or consistency has changed, this is also a warning sign. If the edges of your shingles are curled up or going in all different directions it’s time for – you guessed it – new shingles.

Moss or other plant growth

If you’ve noticed moss or other plants growing between your shingles, it’s likely a sign that they are too old and you need to get them replaced soon. This means that shingles are old and stiff and cannot protect your home the way they used to when brand new. As with most construction components, aging is inevitable and something we all have to deal with in our homes. So, if you notice plants growing in and around your shingles, it’s time for them to go.

Unfortunately, many people are in denial about the state of their shingles. They’d rather deal with leaks into their buildings than spend the money to replace the entire roof. However, putting off this crucial step is detrimental to your building. Take action today by monitoring your shingles for the above warning signs or contacting a Sterling Heights commercial roofer today for advice and expertise. Part of taking care of your home is taking care of your roof, so get started today.

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