The new year is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about positive changes in your life. While many of us want to improve ourselves, through resolutions such as better exercise habits, learning a new skill, or being smarter with money, this time of year is also ideal for thinking about how to make improvements to your home. After all, we spend most of our lives in our houses. Why not create as idyllic a space as possible? 

Your roof is one of the most essential aspects of your home. From safeguarding you from the elements to repelling excess water, your roof provides life-saving protection everyday of your life. Why not treat your roof in 2020, by installing our Master Shake roofing system? Our roofing system can be installed any time of the year, even in the winter. The Master Shake is eco-friendly, simple, and strong, providing you with 24/7 protection. It also looks incredible, thanks to its unique rustic design.

Sometimes it can be difficult to know whether it’s time to throw in the towel when it comes to your current roof. In this blog post, we’ll discuss 6 common signs that it’s time for a roof replacement. If you decide that it’s time for a new roof for your home after reading this article, then get in touch with us today!

Your roof has curling and buckling shingles

Look at the slopes of your home that get direct sunlight. If you notice that the shingles in these areas are curling or buckling, it’s probably time for a roof replacement. Curling and buckling shingles are often caused by poor ventilation or installation, and they are likely to worsen with age. 

You roof is missing shingles

Have you noticed bald spots on your roof, where shingles have gone missing? Perhaps you have found shingles or shingle granules in your gutters or even your yard. Missing shingles are a likely sign of roof decay, especially after bad weather. 

There are ceiling leaks in your attics

Water damage in your attic, particularly after a heavy rainstorm, often means that your roof is beginning to deteriorate. No one wants their prized possessions covered in water. Another sign of a deteriorating roof is light leaking in your attic. If you can see in your attic without having to turn any lights on, this is a likely sign that your roof boards have been weakened from moisture. 

Your roof has moss or algae growing on it

Moss and algae grow in areas that don’t get much sunlight. Moss and algae hold moisture against your roof, and over time this can weaken your shingles, causing them to split off. Moss can be brushed off but it will still grow back. Most of all, moss just looks bad. If your roof is suffering from this eyesore, then it may be time for a replacement.

Your roof has dark streaks and stains

A leaky roof can cause shingles to deteriorate, resulting in unsightly dark streaks and stains. These leaks can seep into your home, causing staining on your interior walls. This is one of the most common signs of roof damage.

Your roof is rotting

If you have a wood or asphalt roof, it is inevitable that your roof will rot with age. Wood rots when it is exposed to moisture for a prolonged period of time, resulting in mold growth, visible water damage on your ceilings, and excessive moss or algae. You can eliminate this problem altogether with our sturdy metal Master Shake roofing system.

Your roof is at least 20 years old

Most experts agree that a properly installed roof will last about 20 years. If your roof is any older than this, it’s probably time for replacement. If you’re not sure of your roof’s age, look to see if your neighbors are beginning to replace their roofs. This is often a sign that it’s time to replace your roof as well. 

If your roof is displaying one or several of these symptoms, then you’ll want to start thinking about a roof replacement. The experts at Master Shake Roofing are happy to answer any questions you may have about whether or not it’s time to replace your roof, and discuss the benefits of our revolutionary Master Shake roofing system. If you’re looking for a new roof that is reliable, affordable, and strong, get in touch with Master Shake Roofing today!