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Generally, we figure out that we are in need of new roof when there is a leak from the ceiling. These leaks can be the result of various roofing problems. However, how will you know whether you need to repair the roof or you need new roofing altogether? What will you look to see whether you need new roofing or not? The main areas you need to look into are the roof decking, signs of the water leakage and damages, dark spots on the roofs and lighting passing through the roof. They show the various signs that tell you that your roof has passed its life expectancy and is in need of a new roof.

These below tips will let you know that it is time to replace your old roof with a new one:
• The first step in knowing whether your old roof needs to replace is determining the age of your roof. So how long have you had the same roofing? Generally, a standard roofing age is between 20 to 25 years. The life also depends whether you had the roof removed, have added a layer of shingles and if the roof was suitably ventilated. If your roofing was installed on top of other layers and it has been there for over 20 years, you are perhaps in need of a new roof.

• Curled shingles and buckles are another signs that you are in need of a new roof. Have a look at the slopes that are in direct contact with the Sun, and if you notice, that your shingles are curled, it could be a sign that your shingles are in need of a replacement. It is also a sign that your roof is substandard.

• If you find that your shingles are ripping off or losing the granules, it is a sure sign that you are in need of roof replacement. One of the main areas of roofs are valleys, and if the valleys are not adequate, then your roof would be vulnerable to leakages.

• Check whether all the Shingles are unbroken. If you find the shingles breaking, it is a sign that your roof could be falling.

• One of the main areas to be concerned about is the Chimney flashing. If your flashing has roof tar or cement, you may need to replace it with a water-tight and long-term fitting.

• Check in your gutters to see if there are shingles granules present in them. As the roof gets older, their granules tend to fall apart. Unnatural or darker color on some areas of the roof is a major sign that your granules are falling apart and it is time to change your roofing.

• If you get a bouncy feeling when you walk on the roof, it is a sign that the decking of the roof has been weakened because of the moisture. Have a look at your attic and see if there is any light passing through the boards of the roof. Also, make sure to check the water in the insulation.

For any new roofing inquiries contact Plymouth Roofers on 01752 967500

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