Signs Your Roof Needs Replacing

by Grace Motley

In the best-case scenario, you want to catch small issues with your roof right when they happen, so they can be taken care of right away and you can have a roof that lasts for many years. However, things don't always work out this way. In some cases, you can end up moving into a home with a roof that's already significantly damaged, or you may find roof issues went on too long before you noticed them. Here are some signs that let you know your roof may need to be replaced: 

You Can See Daylight Through the Roof Boards

If you can see daylight coming through your roof boards, then you have big problems. The fact that you can see any amount of daylight coming in means that rainwater can come right in. If things have come to this point, then you need to have the roof taken care of immediately. If you don't, then you can be looking at serious repair costs if it rains in the meantime and you end up dealing with water damage on top of the roof issues you already have going on. 

The Roof Is Starting to Sag

When rainwater can get through the surface of the structure, it will cause sagging that will become visible from outside. Sagging in your roof is bad for many reasons. The worse the sagging, the more extensive the interior repair will be. Also, the sagging area can end up bursting and this can cause a lot of water to enter your home which can lead to a great deal of water damage. 

The Roof Shows Signs of Rot

Rotting is something you have to be concerned about when it comes to certain types of roofs, such as asphalt and wooden shingles. The signs of the roof rotting include seeing tiles that appear warped, missing tiles in one area of the roof, or a grouping of tiles that all appear to have mold on them. 

The Roof Has Repeated Repair Issues

If you keep needing to have repairs taken care of on what seems like a regular basis, then this is a good sign that the roof is at the point where it should be replaced with a new one. There can be a lot of different issues going on with the roof because it is no longer in the proper shape it needs to be replaced in order to protect the structure the way that it should. Check out a roofing company such as to get schedule an inspection before you make your decision.