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5 Warning Signs You Need a New Roof

Your roof is the first line of defense for your home against a myriad of natural threats. Sunlight, inclement weather, and water all pose a risk to your home. But, over time, they can become threats to the roof itself as well. As a homeowner, it is critically important that you learn and recognize potential signs that indicate it may be time for you to look into a roof replacement.

At APCO, our team of certified specialists are dedicated to always bringing you the very best. If you’re looking for a roof replacement in Columbus or the surrounding areas, we can help! Not sure if you need a replacement? We can help there, too.

Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement

Most of the time, a homeowner will attempt to get a repair over replacement. That’s a good thing, of course. It’s less costly and less time consuming. Of course, it’s not a good thing if you keep pushing for repair when it’s only delaying the inevitable and increasing your risk for long-term home damage.

The good news is a roof that needs to be replaced displays some pretty clear indicators. You just need to know what to look for:

  • Your roof is old. Antique and old things can be cool and there’s certainly some allure to be had with a roof that is original to the home. But if your roof is pushing twenty, twenty-five years, it’s time to let it go. Especially if you’re not the original homeowner. Old roofs start experiencing all kinds of disrepair; some of it is obvious, but some stays well-hidden until it’s too late.
  • Your roof is missing major components and materials. Got some shingles missing? One or two is no cause for alarm, although you should go ahead and have them repaired right away. But if you’ve got large bald patches or your shingles go missing often, replacement is your best bet at this point. If it starts happening, it’ll keep happening and roof repair isn’t cheap!
  • Your roof has dark spots. Dark spots, streaks, and blotches on your roof indicate forms of water damage. This is very, very dangerous. Not only for your roof, but for your home itself as well. Left alone, this can lead to some very real structural harm that you absolutely don’t want to mess with. Have a professional come look at it to ensure you’re correct about water damage, and if you are, get ready to replace.
  • Your shingles are buckling and curling up. Buckling (indentations or hills) on your roof is a sign of some pretty big damage. Odds are you should have had your roof replaced ages ago if this is your problem. Shingles curling up is a little less critical, but you should still plan on replacement in the next year or so, depending on severity.
  • Your roof is growing things. Moss belongs in your garden (if you want it there), not on your roof. Moss is surprisingly dangerous to your roof, forcing water retention in places that can be dangerous. You can try to simply have the moss removed, but if it’s been there for a while there’s a good chance that it has done some long-term damage to the areas under your shingles.

Contact APCO for Roof Replacement in Ohio

When you need a roof replacement, you don’t want just anyone handling the project. At APCO, our experts are seasoned, highly skilled, and have handled countless pristine replacements. For the best in the business and work you can count on, contact APCO!

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