7 Warning Signs It’s Time for a New Roof

The roof over your home or commercial property serves a very important function. An old and worn roof leaves your property vulnerable to water damage, heat leakage, structural damage, and more. At Advanced Roofing Systems Ltd., we provide roofing services and roofing repair in Edmonton. Here are the top signs we advise our clients to look for when trying to determine if it's time for a new roof.

1) Shingle Damage 

One of the most common signs that an asphalt roof has endured too much wind, rain, and snow and needs to be replaced is cracked, curled, and damaged shingles. You may also find a lot of asphalt granules in your gutters. If you have wood shingles, then look for signs for cracking, splitting, and warping.

2) Missing Shingles
One or two missing shingles is not usually a huge concern. However, if your shingle damage has progressed to the point that there are many patches of missing shingles on your roof, then it's definitely time for re-roofing in Edmonton.

3) Sunlight in the Attic
Head up to the attic on a sunny day, to see whether sunlight is finding a way through your roofing material. If sunlight is getting through, then so are water and air. Small leaks can often be fixed, but numerous areas of light infiltration indicate a much larger problem.

4) Moss or Algae Growth
Many people view moss and algae growth as a cosmetic issue. However, it also indicates high levels of moisture, which can eventually cause damage to your roofing material. If you start to notice moss and algae on your roof in Edmonton, then roofing repair or a complete re-roofing may not be far behind.

5) Rising Energy Bills
Damaged and missing shingles, leaks in the attic, and areas of moisture infiltration on your roof can all contribute to higher energy bills. If your heating and cooling costs have been on a steady rise, then an old and worn roof may be the culprit.

6) Sagging Roof
A visibly sagging roof is a sign of a serious structural problem and should be inspected by an Edmonton roofing contractor as soon as possible. It can be the result of water damage, wind damage, ice or snow buildup, or even poor initial construction.

7) Roof Age
A typical asphalt shingle roof has a lifespan of around 20 to 30 years. If you're starting to notice some of the signs described above and your roof is getting on in age, then it's time to contact an Edmonton roofing company.

Protect Your Edmonton Property with Roofing Repair and Re-Roofing
Advanced Roofing Systems Ltd. is proud to provide comprehensive roofing services for Edmonton area home and business owners. Our contractors will let you know whether re-roofing or roof repair in Edmonton is a better choice for you. We can repair and replace asphalt shingles, flat roofing systems, metal roofs, rubber roofs, and more.

Don't leave your home or business vulnerable. For a free estimate on re-roofing in Edmonton, just contact Advanced Roofing Systems Ltd. today.

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