Top 5 signs you need a new roof

Don’t wait when it comes to addressing your roofing needs

Your roof is one of the most important pieces of your home. It protects you and your family from the elements and acts as the backbone to the home as a whole. However, just like any other part of your home, your roof can deteriorate, become damaged, and wear out over the years. And living with a bad roof is just about as enjoyable as living with a bad back. However, installing a new roof in Tampa, FL can give you and your family peace of mind for many more years to come. 

The first step: getting a roofing estimate

Stay Dry Roofing has been helping residents in and around Tampa for over 30 years figure out if and when they need to have a new roof installed. We provide free roofing estimates and are happy to talk you through the process. Our roofing contractors are experienced, licensed, and honest, so you can feel comfortable knowing that you are getting the best information to make an informed decision. If you do need a new roof, we will discuss options, materials, and budgeting with you as well. 

5 signs that mean you should call for a new roof estimate

  1. Age of Your Roof

The first and most important sign that you need a new roof is the age of your current roof. Most roofing materials last between 15 to 25 years, depending on the quality of the materials used and the amount of weather damage sustained. If your roof is approaching or has exceeded its life expectancy, it’s time to start considering a replacement. If you’re not sure how old your roof is, a good gauge is to look at when your neighbors are getting their roofs replaced. Most homes in a neighborhood are built around the same time, so you can expect your roof to have a similar age. 

  1. Leaks and Water Damage

If you notice any signs of water damage, such as water spots on your ceiling or walls, it’s a clear indication that your roof is leaking. It’s crucial to address this problem as soon as possible because prolonged exposure to water can lead to more significant problems, such as mold growth and rotting of the roof structure. While it may be possible to just fix the leaks, that could just be a band aid for a bigger problem. Many times a new roof is a smarter and more efficient option for the long term.

  1. Curling, Buckling, or Missing Shingles

If you notice that many of your shingles are curling, buckling, or missing, it’s a sign that your roof has reached the end of its useful life. These issues can occur due to age, or weather damage, including hurricanes. If only a few shingles are damaged, a repair may be possible, but if the damage is extensive, a new roof may be the best option.

  1. Granules in Your Gutters

If you notice granules in your gutters or at the bottom of your downspouts, it’s a sign that your shingles are deteriorating. Shingles shed granules as they age, and if you notice an excessive amount of them, it’s an indication that your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. This problem can also occur due to poor quality shingles or incorrect installation. If you are looking for a superior shingle roof, Stay Dry Roofing offers GAF asphalt shingles, which are the leading materials in roofing. By choosing GAF shingles, you can even get a warranty of up to 50 years on material defects, which protects your investment for a lifetime.

  1. Sagging Roof 

A sagging roof is a clear sign that your roof is in serious trouble. This issue can be caused by various factors, including age, weather damage, or rotten wood and materials. If you notice your roof sagging, it’s essential to address the problem immediately because it can lead to a collapse of your roof and poses a serious risk to your family. 

Get your free new roof estimate from Stay Dry Roofing

If you have noticed one or more of the above warning signs, you owe it to yourself and your family to at least get a roofing estimate. Stay Dry Roofing provides free estimates for new roofs in Tampa, FL and will help you understand your needs and options in a no-pressure, informative, and friendly manner.

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