Do I Need a Roof Replacement?
If your home shows signs of damage like those , it may be time for a roof replacement.
Ceiling & Wall Stains
Both leaks from outside the house and moisture trapped inside can cause stains and, possibly, mold or mildew.
Blistering or Peeling Paint
Poor ventilation can trap moisture in your house, which may cause exterior paint to peel and blister.
Don’t assume these unsightly stains are dirt. They may be moss, lichen or blue-green algae.
After severe weather, check for moisture in the attic. A leak could mean there are damaged or missing shingles or that the underlayment or flashing has failed. Note that underlayment is a protective barrier between your shingles and the plywood of your roof, while flashing is the material that seals joints on your roof.
Shingle & Underlayment Damage
When shingles fall off and/or become cracked, brittle or curled, it may be time for a new roof.
Poor ventilation and moisture in your roofing layers may damage sheathing — the layer of plywood that forms the foundation of your roof. If you have sagging ceilings, broken gutters, leaks or missing patches of shingles, your sheathing may need repair.