Top 5 signs you need a new Roof

November 17, 2018

Top 5 signs you need a new Roof

Like all good things, your roof will eventually wear down and need replaced. In this article, we will go over the top five signs that your home or business is in need of commercial roof repairs in Sterling Heights.

  1. Shingles That are Warped and Curling

The number one sign is that you start to see buckling or curling shingles. Some shingles only have a life expectancy of 15 to 25 years. Check to see when the shingles were last replaced or call up the realtor of the property to see if they have that information if there were replaced before you owned the home. If you recently had your roof installed and they start to buckle, they could be defective.

  1. Water damage

Check the ceiling for any signs of water damage. Also, if you have an attic, check the ceiling, floor, and walls for any signs of moisture or smells of mildew. If you do find walls or ceiling with water spots, there may be a leak and it me be time to replace the roof. A commercial roofer who specializes in repairs in Sterling Heights will be able to assist you with a repair estimate.

  1. Shingles in The Gutter

Get a ladder and check your gutters. Wind and rain can break off loose pieces of shingles which may end up in your gutters. Sometimes they lose more of the granules towards the end of their life cycle. If you do see shingles in your gutters, it is definitely a tell-tale sign that they are in need of a replacement.

  1. Bouncing on the Roof

Take some time to climb on top. If you feel like you’re walking on a sponge or if you do get a little bounce up there, that is a sign that the topside has been weakened with moisture. If you find too many spots up there that feel like that, it is definitely time to replace.

  1. Weakened Valleys

Check the valleys of where the shingles come together. If you find that there are shingles that are missing or the granules are starting to tear off, it’s time to replace that section or possibly the whole thing. Valleys are extremely important due to the fact that rain and snow flow through them and into your gutters. If the valley is not in the best shape, your roof may be inclined to leaks causing damage to the structural roof integrity of your home.

If you’re noticing issues with your roof such as shingles in the gutter or water leaks, it’s time to call a professional. If you do not feel comfortable doing any of these tasks, or want a professional opinion let us “Hop To It” for you with our 17 point roof, gutter and attic inspection. Our experts will provide a written inspection along with solutions. Click here to schedule your consultation and let us know how we can help you meet your roofing needs. You can also contact us at 586-566-0308, complete the request form on this page or email us at We look forward to “Hopping To It” for you today!



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