5 Warning Signs You Need a New Roof Soon

We frequently receive questions from homeowners and commercial roofing systems owners alike on how to determine if they need a roof replacement. Judging whether to do so is complex and requires a professional inspection of your roof structure.

5 Warning Signs You Need a New Roof Soon

Obviously, the signs differ between commercial and residential roofs, but we’ve chosen five of the signs that occur among both types.

  1. Age – Once your roof is over 30 years old, you need to start planning a roof replacement project soon. While you can always repair a properly maintained roof, time always takes its toll, and you’d be better off replacing it entirely. Even if your roof is still in good shape, have an expert perform a thorough inspection. This will prevent underlying issues from inflicting further damage.

  1. Frequent Leaks – Leaks can happen in both residential and commercial roofs. They can cause significant damage to your property when water seeps through the material, which can attract moisture, mold and mildew. When left unattended, this can quickly deteriorate your roof’s membrane and insulation, rendering your building less weatherproof and energy-efficient.

  1. Missing or Worn-Out Flashings – Flashings exist in both residential and commercial properties, and they do the same thing: protecting the roof’s most vulnerable parts. Unfortunately, they tend to get worn down earlier than other components. While damaged flashings can simply be addressed by commercial roof repair, we recommend replacing the roof if you feel you’re replacing flashings more frequently than you did in the past.

  1. Bubbling Roof Surface – For commercial roofing, bubbling is a sign you need a new roof. Bubbles indicate that there are trapped pockets of moisture on the cover. Apart from hastening the deterioration of the roof, these bubbles can soon become leaks, which present a whole array of problems.

  1. Curling or Buckling Shingles – For residential roofs, this is a sign your shingles are past their life expectancy. Since shingles tend to age uniformly, you may be due for a complete roof replacement.

Rapid Roofing can handle all of your residential and commercial roof installation needs and even assist you with your storm damage insurance claim. Call us at (734) 234-5900 to learn more about roof replacement. We serve Ann Arbor, MI, and nearby areas.