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Signs that Your Roof Needs Replacing

Most folks don’t pay their roof any mind until it starts sprouting a leak, but you don’t have to wait until then to figure out that you probably need a new roof. Whether it’s more thorough investigation, research, or just being aware of the telltale signs, there are plenty of ways to be prepared for the inevitability of needing a new roof. So, if you’re wondering if you should start looking into roof replacement in St. Augustine area, here are the main ways of looking into whether or not you do.

#1. Natural light/water in the attic
If you have an attic, this is the first place you want to start. Head up there with a flashlight and look wherever you’re able to for any signs of natural light peeking in through parts of the roof. A better method is to wait until after a rainstorm and go up to look for puddles. These will signal to you that your roof is damaged and will get worse unless you act fast.

#2. Longer than acceptable gap between repairs
The acceptable length of time for a roof to go without repairs is 20-25 years. After this amount of time has passed, the shingles at least should be replaced. However, if you look into your building’s paper trail, and find that it’s been a long time since the building’s last repair, then it’s probably time for a new roof altogether, because the roof is probably too weathered by the elements for a mere repair job to do anything.

#3. Moss on the roof
Moss typically exists where it’s warm, and most importantly, wet. Trapped moisture on a roof, if left there for long enough, can absolutely ruin your rooftop. While a good stiff brush can do away with the fungi, there’s still the matter of the trapped moisture in your roof, which is likely still there. Depending on how long the moisture has been there (if there’s moss on your roof, then it’s safe to say that the water has been there a while) you’ll have to replace that entire section of the roof, if not the entire roof itself.

And if you need help replacing that roof, contact the professionals at R & K Roofing.