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Roof Red Flags: 6 Signs You Need Roof Replacement

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Wouldn’t it be great if literal red flags popped up telling you that your home needed a new roof? Unfortunately, the red flags are figurative, but to our team of experts, they may as well be flashing lights. Let us tell you when it’s time for an Ocoee roof replacement

Need help finding signs that it’s time for a new roof? You’ve come to the right place! Here are some telltale signs you need to call Advantage Roofing. Our Ocoee roof replacement team can help you identify problem areas and determine if repairs would be more costly than an entirely new roof. Contact us for an inspection if you see any of these red flags.

Sign #1: Your Roof Is Old

Do you know how old your roof is? You should dig into your records because, unfortunately, roofs do not last forever. Some roofing materials last longer than others, but you’ll likely need to replace your roof at some point. Asphalt shingle roofs typically last 10-20 years, depending on your maintenance routine, weather conditions, and climate. If your asphalt shingle roof is 20 years old, it’s probably time for a roof refresh. Metal and tile roofs can last for decades, but even the longest-lasting roofing materials do not last forever. If you’re not sure how old your roof is or if it’s ready to be replaced, we can help.

Sign #2: You See Leaks

Roofs can leak for a number of reasons – your flashing came loose, a shingle fell off, or your gutters are clogged. Those leaks can likely be fixed with a simple roof repair. But if you’re seeing leaks happening more frequently and all over the house, it’s probably time for an Ocoee roof replacement. Patching holes is like putting a bandaid on a gaping wound. It won’t fix the problem long-term.

Our team of roofing experts can assess your roof to see if a replacement would be more cost-effective than a series of repairs. And don’t worry – we won’t recommend a new roof if repairs will do the trick. We’ve built our reputation on integrity and customer service, and we’d like to keep it that way.

Sign #3: Your Shingles or Tiles Look Damaged 

It can be tough to see this type of damage from the ground, and climbing up for a closer look isn’t something we recommend homeowners try. If you suspect you have damaged roofing materials, contact our Ocoee roof replacement team for a thorough inspection. We’ll evaluate your roof’s condition and do the math on repair vs. replacement. If the percentage of your roof that needs repair is over a certain threshold, we will recommend a new roof instead.

Sign #4: Your Roof Is Sagging 

Next time you’re outside, look up at your roof. Is there a straight line from the gutters to the top? Or are there dips and sags? If your roof has lost some structural integrity, it can cause sagging which allows water to pool instead of running off efficiently to the ground. Pooling water will eventually leak into your home and cause more damage to your roof. We typically recommend a sagging roof be replaced but we can let you know for sure.

Sign #5: Sky-High Energy BillsOcoee roof replacement

Energy bills typically go up in the summer, but if you notice yours are particularly outrageous, it could be your roof’s fault. When your roof gets older, it can affect your insulation, which affects your roof’s ability to keep warm air out (and warm air in during the cooler months). If your energy bills start creeping up, have us see what’s going on with your roof.

Sign #6: You Notice Mold Or Algae

If you aren’t having your roof cleaned periodically and live in a warm and humid climate (hello, Florida!), your roof can be a breeding ground for mold and algae. These fungi indicate you have a moisture problem, and we all know that moisture is a roof’s enemy. Have our Ocoee roof replacement team evaluate your roof to see if cleaning will resolve the issue or if you need a roof replacement.

Let Advantage Roofing Check For Red Flags

The best way to check for these signs is to have our Ocoee roof replacement team look at your roof and inspect it thoroughly. This report will tell us (and you) everything we need to know about your roof and it will indicate if it’s time for a replacement. Contact us today to schedule your inspection appointment.

“We are extremely pleased with the workmanship of Advantage Roofing. The crew was extremely professional and timely! The best cost quoted and kept to their word!! We highly recommend Advantage!” -Janie G.