5 Signs You Need a New Roof Grand Rapids

A leaking roof will only get worse over time. That’s why it’s important to call us if you notice curled or buckled shingles. You may also need a new roof if there are more shingle granules in the gutter than usual. While it’s normal for your roof to shed a little, too many granules could point to deterioration.

You may need a new roof if you notice:

  • Your neighbors replaced their roofs
  • Shingle granules in gutters
  • Curled and buckled shingles
  • Roof discoloration
  • Bald spots from missing shingles
  • Sagging from trapped moisture

The sooner you call one of our roofing contractors, the more likely you’ll be able to avoid water damage inside your home. If a roof leaks, water will travel down the path of least resistance through ceilings and inside walls. To learn more about this, check out our blog post on why a leaking roof is an emergency.

1. Your Neighbors Replaced Their Roofs

With regular maintenance, the average roof lasts between 20 and 25 years. Since the houses in your neighborhood were likely built around the same time, this means that they’ll also need new roofs around the same time. If you have noticed several houses on your block getting new roofs, you may want to take a good hard look at what is protecting your home from the elements.

2. Shingle Granules in Gutters

This fall and spring, thousands of homeowners will be cleaning out their gutters. If you notice granules from deteriorating shingles clogging up your gutters, you’ll want to start thinking about getting a new roof. When roof shingles get older, they can deteriorate and shed granules. Winter weather can be especially hard on residential roofing. A roof inspection can reveal whether you need to schedule roof replacement.

3. Curled and Buckled Shingles

Roof shingles can curl or buckle from old age, hot summers, and moisture. Once you notice shingles starting to buckle or curl you’ll want to call one of our roofing contractors. A roofing specialist will be able to determine if your roof has reached its natural lifespan and needs to be replaced. Buckled or curled shingles can break off in high winds and ice, which is why it’s important to schedule a time for roof replacement.

4. Roof Discoloration

A discolored roof affects more than just curb appeal. Dark patches can be a sign that your roof is beginning to deteriorate. Roofs can discolor over time due to the sun’s rays, rain, sleet, and snow. If you are unsure whether you need your roof replaced, we recommend calling your local roofer.

5. Bald Spots from Missing Shingles

Missing shingles can create bald spots on your roof where rainwater and snowmelt can seep into your home. To avoid damage, we recommend calling a roofing contractor as soon as possible to inspect your roof. If neglected, water can rot wood and create the perfect conditions for mold and mildew to grow.

Bonus Sign: Sagging Roof from Trapped Moisture

When’s the last time you took a good look at your roof? If your roof is starting to droop or sag, you’ll need to call one of our local roofers as soon as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of water seeping into your home. Trapped moisture can also increase the risk of rotten wood, mold, and mildew.

Request a Design Consultation

If you recognize any of the above signs, you’ll want to call us as soon as possible. We’ll send someone out to your house to evaluate the structural integrity of your roof. The sooner you schedule a service visit, the less chance there’ll be for water damage.

Our roofing contractors in Grand Rapids, MI offer both repair and installation services. To request a design consultation for roof replacement, call Renaissance Exteriors & Remodeling at (616) 446-1248.