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5 Signs That Its' Time to Replace Your Atlanta Roof

Roof Replacement

5 Signs That Its' Time to Replace Your Atlanta Roof

Roof Replacement

Your roof is one of the most indispensable features of your home. But it often gets overlooked until there's a substantial problem. Avoid costly repairs and lengthy roofing projects by being proactive.

Experts suggest that you should check your entire roof at least once a year. You might also want to inspect it after a significant storm or extreme weather. Look out for these five signs that you need a roof replacement!

1. Old Age

Regardless of the material, every roof has a lifespan. Follow this replacement schedule for your roof type:

  • Metal roof: 50 to 75 years
  • Wood shingles: 20 to 25 years
  • Asphalt shingles: 15 to 30 years
  • Composition shingles: 12 to 20 years

Keep in mind that the lifespan also depends on the environment. Hot, humid areas might lead to shorter replacement schedules, as will stormy locations. If your roof is reaching the end of its life, contact a roofing contractor to inspect it.

2. Moss or Moldy Spots

Moss may be beautiful in your garden, but it's a death sentence for your roof. Moss, mold, and other fungi are usually a sign of trapped moisture. And moisture can deteriorate even the healthiest roofs.

If you spot moss growing in shaded areas, sweep it away with a stiff brush. Dark streaks of mold are another issue to keep an eye on. You can opt for a DIY cleaning or contact a roof repair company to check it out.

3. Curling, Broken, or Missing Shingles

If you have a shingle roof, inspect the shingles for signs of wear. Curled or buckling shingles might mean they're damaged or no longer properly attached. While a shingle or two doesn't seem like a big deal, it can cause big problems.

Water might be entering your roof through the broken shingles. They can also get picked up by strong winds, creating more deterioration. If you spot a few questionable shingles, get them repaired or replaced by a roofing company.

But it's not always an easy fix. Sometimes the roofers will find that a few broken shingles are actually part of a more extensive problem. There might be water damage or a rotting issue under the shingles.

4. Water Damage

There's nothing worse than looking at your ceiling and noticing a water stain. It will usually show up as a yellow, brown, or grey mark. You might also spot some peeling paint along the walls.

If you have an attic, inspect your rafters for dampness or leaks. Moisture is a serious threat to the health of your roof. Any of these signals might mean the need for a new roof!

5. Sagging or Slumping

A sagging roof is a clear sign that it needs a replacement as soon as possible. Moisture and rot are the most common culprits of a saggy, slumpy roof. Luckily, it's easy to spot the sag.

Head outside and walk around your home, checking the lines of your roof. Everything should be straight and meet at proper angles. If you notice a dip or curve in the silhouette, you need a professional roofer as soon as possible.

Get Started On Your Roof Replacement Today

We urge you to inspect your roof for these five surefire signs of damage. If you're unsure how to proceed, consider using a professional roofing company for the inspection. Did you spot a problem?

Get in touch with us to get started on your roof replacement. Douglas Construction is your roofing expert in Atlanta, GA!

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    • Excellent service from Douglas Construction!! We had hail damage, new roof required, insurance covered. It was really easy working with Rome, from start to finish. He is very professional and courteous! During roof install day, Jonathan and his crew were great! They came with a big crew early in the morning and got the roof installed in 1 day! Thanks for a great experience! The roof looks wonderful!

      -Zeb Lau
    • Since moving to GA, I've dealt with a lot of contractors & carpenters. In most cases, I've been disappointed with the results. However, working with Douglas Construction has been my best experience thus far. I was impressed with their professional & authentic marketing, their prompt & knowledgeable sales approach, and the overall quality of the installation. If you need a roof, call Douglas.

      -Aaron Peters
    • We had a great experience with Douglas Construction Company. They are very professional. We had storm damage and Hayden took care of everything, and was present at every step of the process. He gave us a free roof inspection, communicated with the insurance company, and before we knew it we had new high quality gutters and a beautiful new roof. We couldn’t have asked for more!

      -Todd Penny
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