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How to Know When it’s Time for a Roof Replacement

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While your roof is designed to last for decades, it will not last forever, and will eventually need to be replaced. Our team at Race City Roofing understands that it can be difficult to determine when it is time for a roof replacement, so we have put together this article with advice on how to make that determination.

How to Know When it’s Time for a Roof Replacement

  • Age- When deciding whether it’s time for a roof replacement, first consider the age of your existing roof. If your roof is over 25 years old, chances are that you will need to replace it, even if it appears to be in good condition. Our experts can examine your roof in more detail to give you a more concrete answer.
  • Interior Condition- Next, we recommend taking a look at your attic in order to assess the state of your roof from its underside. If you see any beams of light streaming in, you should at the very least get the issue inspected, and the same goes for leaks. Other signs that it’s probably time for a roof replacement include streaks and stains, which are more evidence of moisture problems.
  • Exterior Condition- Finally, examine the exterior of your roof. Check for signs of wind damage or missing shingles, as well as any breaks or cracks. In addition, examine the flashing to see what kind of condition it’s in, as that will also tell you a great deal about the state of the structure as a whole and whether it’s time for a roof replacement.