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If your roof isn’t leaking, you may think it’s in good shape, but you could need a new roof even without some of the telltale signs. Our Hunters Creek roofing company put together a list of signs that it’s time to call us.

Hurricane season is behind us, so now is a good time to check in with your roof to ensure it’s in good condition to give you another year (or 20) of protection. Minor repairs can shore it up for a while, but eventually, every roof must be replaced. How do you know it’s time to replace yours? We’ve got you covered (literally) regarding anything roof-related. Here are some signs to look for that could mean it’s time for a roof replacement.

Curling, Balding, or Cracked Shingles

Asphalt shingles should overlap and lie flat – that’s how they keep your roof water-resistant. When shingles age, they can dry up and curl at the edges. These curls can let water in, leading to leaks and more extensive water damage. And chances are, you won’t have one or two curled shingles – they’ll all need to be replaced at the same time. Enter our Hunters Creek roofing company for a re-roof!

Bald shingles are shingles that have lost their protective coating of granules. You’ll know your shingles are getting bare by looking in your gutters and on the ground under your downspouts. These granules look like pepper, and without them, your shingles are less protected from the elements and more likely to sustain water damage.

Cracked shingles may be hard to spot from the ground, and we don’t recommend homeowners climb on their roofs for a closer look. Our expert roof inspectors can tell you if your shingles are beginning to crack and need to be replaced.

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Flashing is the flexible material that covers the joints in your roof where shingles meet seams. You’ll find flashing around your chimney, skylights, attic vents, or anywhere you have a structural “hole” in your roof.

When flashing ages or is damaged by wind and rain, it can become loose and separate from the seam. If this seal is not tight, water can get in, and we know what damage water can do to a roof!

Flashing can be challenging to assess from the ground, so we recommend having our team evaluate this essential element of your roof when we perform an inspection. If loose flashing is not repaired, it can cause significant roof damage and necessitate a roof replacement.

Roof Rot

As mentioned above, your shingles should create a flat surface that allows water to run off efficiently. When your roof starts to sag, water can pool and cause damage. Roof rot is a sign that your roof needs to be replaced because rot cannot be repaired. 

Rot can manifest in sagging areas and mold in your attic. When we inspect your roof, we’ll check every inch of it, including from the inside – your attic. If we spot mold, rot, or sagging, you’ll likely need our Hunters Creek roofing company to schedule a roof replacement soon.


Plants in your garden are beautiful and can liven up your living room, but vegetation on your roof is a huge red flag. When moisture is allowed to collect on a roof, moss and algae can grow, causing roof damage that cannot be repaired. 

You may be able to see moss growing on your roof without climbing the ladder, but if it’s in its early stages, you need a professional to find it. When we spot moss, we know it’s time for a new roof.

Your Neighbors Are Getting New Roofs

If new roofs are a trend in your neighborhood, there’s likely a reason. Homes built around the same time will age at the same rate. They will go through the same storm seasons, and their roofs must be replaced around the same time. If all your neighbors are getting new roofs, have our Hunters Creek roofing company inspect your roof to see if it’s your turn for a replacement.

Advantage Roofing Can Spot The Signs

Some of these signs you need a new roof are obvious; some are more obscure, so we recommend having a professional Hunters Creek roofing company inspect your roof periodically. An inspection can reveal harder-to-see signs that it’s time for a new roof. Contact us today to schedule your inspection and discuss your new roof options.