5 Signs It Might Be Time for a New Roof

Are you thinking it’s time for a new roof, but aren’t sure? At Weatherhead & Sons, we pride ourselves on delivering quality long-lasting roofs. However, even with the best roofs, there comes a time when roof replacement is inevitable.

From our many years of experience in the roofing business, we realize that our clients might hold out on getting a new roof until it becomes absolutely necessary. However, as roofing professionals, we cannot advise going without a new roof when certain symptoms are present.

For your convenience, we have listed our top five signs it might be time for a new roof.

1.) Several Homes On Your Street Are Getting New Roofs

On average, you can expect your roof to last between 20 and 25 years with the proper maintenance. When new houses pop up, they are usually part of a larger development project that covers a large chunk of land. This means that all of the homes in that neighborhood are roughly the same age and will require new roofs within similar timeframes. If you notice several roof replacement projects happening on your block, it may be time to consider a new roof.

2.) There's Gutter Debris

Have you been cleaning out an unusual amount of debris from your gutters? Your deteriorating roof might be to blame. As your roof ages, it might begin to shed material that has been loosened by the elements. The winter months can be especially hard on your roof. When your roof starts showing signs of distress, it is always best to consult with one of our roofing contractors to determine if replacement is necessary.

3.) The Shingles Are Curling and Buckling

Michigan is known for its harsh weather patterns. This is why you need a roof that is durable enough to withstand precipitation in all temperatures. When your roof’s shingles begin to curl and buckle, it may be a sign that your roof has sustained irreparable damage from the elements and now requires replacement.

4.) Your Roof Is Discolored

Over time, the sun will bleach the color from your roof. Other weather elements, such as rain, sleet, and snow can also take a toll on your roof’s appearance. If you notice dark patches on your roof, you might want to give us a call. Discoloration does more than just impair your home’s curb appeal; it also can be a symptom that your roof is deteriorating.

5.) Your Roof Has Bald Spots

Bald spots on your roof create the perfect opportunity for moisture to seep into your home, causing water damage. It is important to call us as soon as your roof begins to bald. If neglected, a few bald spots can turn into a wood rot and mold problem in your home.

These are only a few of the signs your roof could use replacing. If you are still confused on whether or not roof replacement is necessary, feel free to give us a call. We can send someone out to your house to evaluate the structural integrity of your roof.

At Weatherhead & Sons, our Grand Rapids roofing contractors are dedicated to helping clients reclaim their homes with a quality roof. If you suspect that it might be time for a new roof, feel free to contact us here, or give us a call directly at (616) 785-8080. We are always happy to help!