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Sometimes it’s perfectly obvious that you need a new roof. Other times you feel like you could continue to repair it, but aren’t sure if that’s the best choice. Our first piece of advice is if a roofing company knocks on your door (without you calling them and asking for an appointment) and tells you need a roof replacement, call someone else. It’s possible they were working on your neighbor’s home and noticed that you have the same issue your neighbor, however, it’s also possible that they’re just trying to scare you into replacing your roof. Here are some actual signs that it’s time to replace your roof.

You Notice Granules Flowing from Your Downspouts

The only time you should have some shingle granules running out of your downspout is the first heavy rain after a roof installation. It doesn’t always happen, but it’s not uncommon and rarely cause for worry. When you have an older roof, the granules tend to become loose and fall off. They are there to as a layer of protection on the shingles. Seeing granules is a sign you need a new roof

Curling and Cracking Shingles

As shingles age they dry out. That can lead to curling, cracking and breaking. If you notice missing corners of your shingles, cracks throughout them or even curled or wavy shingles, you likely need to call a roofing company and get an estimate for a roof replacement.

Moss Growth

Some will tell you that you need a new roof if you have dark streaks or stains on it. That’s not entirely true. (You may, it depends on the extent and how long it’s been there. Sometimes the dark streaking can be cleaned.) However, if you have moss growing on your roof, you need to replace it. That moss, and some types of algae, is actually feeding on the organic matter in the shingles and destroying them.

It’s 20 or More Years Old

Although this is not a cut and dry age that you need a new roof, it’s a good gauge. If you have a roof leak and a 20 or more-year-old roof, consider replacing it. Chances are high that you’re going to have many more leaks in the immediate future.

Do You Need a New Roof?

You can trust the Cooley Roofing team to provide you with an honest assessment of your roof and a free roof replacement quote. We have been the trusted roofing team in Clemmons for more than 25 years with roof replacements, repairs and roofing inspections. Call us today at (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form.

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