5 Signs You Need Roof Replacement

5 Signs You Need Roof Replacement Grand Rapids, MI

While the average roof can last up to 25 years, it isn't immune to the elements. Eventually there reaches a point where it's more affordable in the long run to pay for roof replacement than to budget for constant repairs. Fortunately, late summer and early fall are some of the best times to schedule roof replacement. We have all the roofing materials you need to make it happen before winter.

Continue reading to learn the 5 signs you need roof replacement. To learn more about the roofing materials we have in our inventory, call today. We'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

1.) Neighbors Replaced Roofs

Most likely, the houses in your neighborhood were built around the same time. If this is true, you'll probably need roof replacement the same year as your neighbors. Once you see tarps draped over roofs and dumpsters full of old roofing shingles along your street, give us a call. If your neighbors have spent the last few months replacing their roofs, it might be time to inspect yours.

2.) Deteriorating Shingles

While cleaning gutters this fall, you'll remove leaves, twigs, pollen, and maybe even a stray frisbee. However, there's one thing that shouldn't be in your gutters--shingle granules. Since roof shingles are exposed to the elements, they weaken over time. Once your roof reaches the end of its lifespan, the shingles will shed granules that'll end up in your gutters.

3.) Curled and Buckled Shingles

Roof shingles can curl or buckle from old age, hot summers, and moisture. Once you notice shingles starting to buckle or curl you'll want to hire a contractor and check out our roofing materials. A contractor will be able to determine whether you need roof replacement. Buckled or curled shingles can break off in high winds and ice, which is why it's important to schedule roof installation before winter.

4.) Roof Discoloration

Roof discoloration affects more than just curb appeal. Dark patches can be a sign that your roof is starting to deteriorate. Over time, your roof can develop dark patches from UV rays and precipitation. If you're unsure whether you need your roof replaced, call a local contractor. Once you're ready for roof replacement, give us a call for the building supplies you'll need.

5.) Missing Shingles

Missing shingles can create bald spots on your roof where rainwater and snowmelt can seep into your home. To avoid water damage, call a contractor as soon as possible to inspect your roof. If you hold off on roof repair, water can rot wood and create the perfect conditions for mold and mildew.

If you recognize the above signs you need roof replacement, call us as soon as possible. The sooner you call a contractor and pick out roofing materials, the sooner you'll be able to prevent water damage.

Eikenhout is one of Michigan's largest roofing supply companies. To learn more about our roofing materials for sale, call Eikenhout in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Holland, Traverse City, Saginaw, Petoskey, and Kalamazoo.