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Five Signs Your Roof Needs Repair

Repairing a roof is difficult, but it’s more challenging to identify the warning signs telling you that you need a new roof.

Let’s look at the main signs indicating that you need a new roof:
Your Roof Is Over 20 Years Old

An aging roof can cause severe problems and can lead to even more expensive repairs down the line if not taken care of asap. Being able to identify the signs that your roof needs replacement can help you determine when to take action.

Though the roof’s lifespan depends on multiple factors, such as the material used, weather conditions, the majority need replacement after 15-20 years.

Asphalt roofs last for only 12 to 15 years, but if your roof is made from copper, then you’re in luck – this material lasts the longest, with an average lifespan of one hundred years.
You have the wrong type of roof for the climate you live in.

Often we see a house that has the wrong type of shingle or roofing for the climate where the house is located. Typically this is because the previous contractor cut corners or promised one type of roof and provided another. Having the right roofing material is paramount in having it last. True Home is committed in offering and installing the correct type of roofing based on the customers needs; and we STAND BY IT!
Sagging or Dropping

If you experience that your roof is sagging, such as the decking or rafters in your attic are going downward instead of remaining straight, it’s time for a complete roof replacement.
Shingles No Longer Lying Flat

Curled, cracked, or missing shingles are the most obvious signs of damage. This issue could be due to many reasons, including water damage or a faulty installation. If you identify that the shingle problems are due to a fault during installation, you should check your insurance options for poor quality.
Your Roof Is Leaking

Are you noticing discolored walls and ceiling? It is indicating that your roof is leaking. This could be because of many reasons including, missing shingles and blocked gutters to name a few. If your roof is leaking, it’s always best to call a professional right away. Allowing it to continue can further damage your roof.

These are some clear signals that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. If you experience any of these, call True Home to keep your home safe and intact.