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Top Signs and Issues Your Roof Needs to be Replaced or Repaired

Oct 6
Most homeowners spend little time looking at their roof, or even being on top of it. A leaking roof is the most obvious problem your roof may have. You may have water spots on the ceiling. This is an indication that your roof has underlying problems. If the problem is severe enough to require permanent repairs, then roof replacement may be an option.

You can only know for sure if your roof is in dire need of repair or replacement by getting a professional consultation from a local roofing company such . Roofing Made Ease is available for any questions regarding roofing. We'll provide you with a no-obligation estimate for repairs, replacements, and installation.

When should I contact roof repair?

Roof repair, yellow-gloved worker replacing red tiles on roof.

Roofs are one the most important investments you can make to protect your home from damage. It is crucial to look after your roofs. This includes cleaning them, making minor repairs, and inspecting them often. If any of these signs are present, it could be time to consider roof repair or replacement.

Loose Shingles

The most common reason roof repairs are required is for loose shingles. The plywood below will be exposed as loose shingles can start to peel off around the edges. Small particles, called "shinglegranules", can sometimes fall off, creating dark spots where they are not in direct sunlight. If your shingles become black or curling, it may be time to have them replaced. A smaller roof repair can be done if there is only one area of damage.

Peeling Seams

If the seams of asphalt shingle become separated from each others, it is possible that water seeped into them and caused damage to the asphalt or other underlying building materials. This would mean that a professional would need repair any damage to be done before a replacement can possibly be made.

Broken or missing shingles

Broken or missing roofing shingles may indicate that your roof has to be repaired. If your roof's top two layers are leaking, or if you see a lot of shingles falling off, this could be a sign that something is wrong. If you spot these signs, contact a professional to have them evaluated. It is possible to repair roofs that are relatively young with missing or broken tiles. When a roof is more than 20 years old, it's difficult to repair damaged parts without replacing the entire roof. It is possible to have your roof repaired or replaced entirely if you have missing shingles. This depends on the extent of the damage as well as the age of your roof.


Blistering is a sign you have more permanent shingle melt. This is when the roof's temperature rises sufficiently high that the shingles melt along with the asphalt beneath them. This is not usually a reason you should immediately replace your roof. However, you should monitor the area for any signs of blistering and make sure it doesn't become more severe.

You can find damp spots or wet areas on your roof

Although there could be many reasons that your roof is wet, it's crucial to figure out the reason. If your roof is showing dark spots or has become blackened, you should inspect the gaps between the layers. This will allow water to seep through. You should inspect your roof for any cracks or holes that might be causing more damage.

When is my roof due for replacement?

Here are some potential problems with your existing roof. And how to tell whether you have to get a new one .

Too many layers

Multiple layers of roofing shingles can be found on roofs that have been patched by previous owners. Multiple layers can be acceptable. Two layers is a good limit for homes. If there are more layers than this, your roof will weigh too much and may be difficult to repair in the future. A roof with at least two layers is most likely to need to go completely new and not repaired.

Ceiling leakage

This is a clear sign that your roof must be looked after. Most roofs are susceptible to leakage, and most roofs experience multiple leaks over time.

Leakages in ceilings could cause damage or mold buildup that can lead to serious health issues for you and the family. An inspection is recommended for ceilings that show signs of water loss. Our experts can pinpoint the cause and help you fix it immediately.

Shrinking Pitch

It's best to replace your roof ASAP if you notice that your existing shingles have begun to curl up at their ends or show other signs of shrinking.

Moss Growth

Most likely, moss is caused by a surface problem. It can also have an underlying cause that makes it difficult to treat. Moisture may build up around or on top of moss patches. It can also cause damage to other parts of your roof. If you see moss growth in your existing roof, it's time to get a new installation.

20-25 Years from installation

This is typically the first point at which asphaltshingles begin to lose their value sufficiently to require replacement. This point is also when major hail and wind damage is most likely.

For roof repair or replacement, contact Roofing Made Easy.

Roofing Made Easy takes great pride and cares about making customers happy. We strive to make each customer's experience with roofs memorable.