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Roof It Forward - Why The New Year Could Mean It's Time For A New Roof

January 12, 2023

The new year is a time for setting goals and intentions for the rest of the year, and you may have a few home projects on that list. If it's been a while since your roof has been replaced and there are several problem areas, the new year may be a time for a new roof. Continue reading for several reasons why you may need a new roof in 2023.

You See Moss & Algae On Your Roof

When you look at your roof, you may see moss or algae growing on the shingles. If it is a small amount, it could be removed or washed off. However, if there is moss all the way across your roof, there is a significant issue. Moss and algae are a sign that there is a moisture issue within your roof and there may be water damage on the wood underneath your shingles, leading to rot. In a roof replacement, you can get algae and moss-resistant shingles to prevent this from happening.

You Have Leaks

If you have noticed any water spots on your ceilings or water streaks on your walls, you may have a roof leak. If it is at the point that you see it on your ceilings and walls, that means your shingles, roof decking, and flashing all have water damage. Once the water damage is that extensive, the only viable option is to replace your roof.

Your Roof Is Sagging

You may notice that your shingles have started to look wavy or are sagging between the trusses. If you've had a roof leak, sagging shingles are a common side effect. The sagging is caused by the wood underneath your shingles experiencing water damage, which has decreased the integrity of the wood. Depending on how extensive the sagging is, you may need a roof replacement instead of just a repair.

Your Roof Is Over 20 Years Old

Everything has a lifespan, especially your roof. Many asphalt shingle roofing systems can last 20 to 25 years, but the older they get, the more problems arise. Instead of going for repairs every time, you should invest in a roof replacement. A new roof will give you all new roofing materials, making it much less likely that you'll have any problems or issues. An old roof can lead to leaks and water damage that comes along with costly repairs.

Winter weather can also bring on its own challenges for your roof. Learn more about preparing your roof for cold weather to keep your roof in great shape.

The best way to know if you need a roof repair or replacement due to broken shingles is by having an inspection done by a trustworthy and experienced roofing company. ARAC Roof It Forward offers free video inspections so you can see any damage on your roof for the safety of your home. Schedule your free video inspection today.


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