Warning Signs You Need a New Roof

In a list of possible home improvements you could make, a new roof isn’t nearly as fun to consider as a swimming pool or adding a bathroom. If you’re a DIYer, a roofing job may be outside of your skill set, which may lean more toward wall papering and painting. You weren’t planning to buy a new roof this year, but you may need to if you see one or more of these warning signs:

  • The shingles blow off when it’s windy, or the corners have come up in several places on the roof.
  • You have a consistent water trail that runs down your interior walls when it rains or your sheetrock is beginning to buckle.
  • You notice a musty odor coming from your attic after it rains or snow is melting. The roof may be leaking into the attic.
  • You bought an older home. You notice your neighbor’s roof holds the snow, but yours never does. 

The above list may be warning signs, but to definitively know you need a new roof, talk to a roofing professional.  A professional will climb on the roof to inspect it carefully, and will also inspect the attic and not rely on odor alone. A roofing professional can advise you on types of roofing appropriate for your climate, approximate expense, and the lifespan of each type. The roofing professional can also advise you on whether your insulation is adequate.

It's always wise to check your roof warranty. When was it installed, and have you reached the end of its expected life? Even if you haven’t noticed any trouble or if you’ve had the roof far beyond its predicted lifespan, it may be time to replace it. Think of this as a passive warning, as opposed to the active warning signs listed above.

Superior Roofing Company of Georgia is a full-service residential roofing company. Testimonials provide evidence of outstanding customer service and a willingness to consult on minor issues in residential issues as well as entire roofing installation. Superior Roofing also advises and educates customers on roofing types. They try to meet the customer’s timeline when scheduling installation jobs. For all roofing issues or questions, call Superior Roofing Company today.