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How to Know When Your Roof Needs a Professional Repair or Replacement

Having a roof over our head is one of those privileges we often take for granted. With the right roof, we can provide shelter for ourselves and our families every day and night, rain or shine, for well over a decade. However, nothing lasts forever — and that includes your roof! As we move closer and closer to spring, prime roof repair and replacement season is on the way, so it is essential to do a DIY roof inspection now to determine whether or not your roof needs some help.

Fortunately, A. Brooks Construction Kanga Roof has some of the area’s most experienced and skilled roofing technicians who are prepared to provide professional and efficient residential roofing services in Bucks County. They will gladly give your roof a once-over, determine what must be done, and complete the project efficiently. However, you can save yourself, and us, some time by keeping your eye out for a few red flags:

Roof Repair or Replacement Red Flags

  • Your Roof is Old

Standard asphalt roofs are meant to last between 12 and 15 years, while tile and metal roofs usually last longer. If your roof is creeping up to the later edge of its predicted lifespan or has already surpassed that age, it might be time to consider a replacement. While repairs and overlaying are solutions to many roof issues, when a roof is old, a replacement is the only worthwhile and cost-effective option.

  • There is a Hole in Your Roof

If all you need to do for a quick weather report is look up at (and through) your roof, there is no way around it: You need a roof replacement. Of course, holes in the roof can be small enough that they are nearly invisible, but you only need a minuscule opening for the rain to get in or for heat to escape your home, running up the energy bills and putting your wall and ceilings at risk.

  • Water Stains on Ceilings & Walls

Mysterious staining and discoloration of walls and ceilings are frequent signs of roof leaks. Take a look at your roof insulation. If it is wet, soggy, or damp, you might have an issue. Additionally, if there are soft areas on the roof, there is probably water damage and it will need immediate repairs.

NOTE: We do not recommend walking on your roof, as it is hazardous, so it’s best to call our roof professionals to inspect your roof instead. 

  • Shingles are Curling or Missing

Your roof is one of the first things people notice about your home’s exterior, and curling or missing shingles are more than noticeable; they are eyesores. This common problem can leave your roof exposed to the elements. Debris and granules from shingles in the gutter also indicated possible roof decay, even if you cannot see it.

When it comes to your roof, there is no excuse for procrastination. If you see or suspect any of the red flags mentioned in this article or any other issues with your roof and need a residential roof repair in Bucks County or a roof replacement service, it is best to call in the roof pros at A. Brooks Construction Kanga Roof.

For more information about what we do and how we can help, feel free to call us today!