Jun 8, 2020 | Roofing

When it is time for a new roof, trust the experts at Greenawalt Roofing Company. Most homeowners notice a leak in their ceiling and decide that they need a new roof. However, a leak could be a result of many different factors. Fortunately, there are distinct signs that indicate the need for a roof replacement.


Signs Indicating the Need for a New Roof

As a homeowner, all maintenance costs are your responsibility. The roof is a significant feature of your home that may require replacement. This can be costly, so it is essential to understand how to determine if you need a new roof or if minor repairs will suffice.

  1. Bald spots where granules are missing

  2. Roof is 20 years old or more

  3. Shingles buckling and curling

  4. Dark streaks and moss

  5. Neighbors are getting new roofs

  6. Cracked or missing shingles

  7. Chimney flashing

  8. Daylight showing through roof boards

  9. Shingle granules in gutters

  10. Water damage or leaking areas

  11. Recent storms in your area

It is important to know the materials used for replacement roofs and roof repairs affect how long those roofs normally last.

Benefits of a Roof Inspection

You should perform a visual inspection of the exterior of your home’s roof a few times a year, particularly looking for include cracked, missing, loose or torn shingles around chimneys or vents. You should also look for signs of wear on your shingles. Best practices for residential roofing include looking for signs of mold, rot or moisture. Gutters should be cleaned at least once a year to prevent water from backing up and affecting the foundation.

Contact Us Today

Your home is one of your largest investments and its roof should protect that investment. By choosing Greenawalt Roofing Company, homeowners can be confident that their job is in good hands. Our installation crews are all committed to performing quality installations. Contact us today at 717-898-6000 for a FREE roof inspection.


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