How Can I Tell If My Roof (in Gainesville) Needs Replacing?

It may be hard to see the roof now, but soon, the snow will melt, and that thing which keeps you safe and dry will reappear. With any luck, every one of your shingles made it safely through the northern Virginia winter, but (I know. We don’t want to say it any more than you want to hear it.) there’s always that chance that your roof will need repair, or worse, replacement.

How will you tell?

It may be time to call Style Roofing to talk about roof replacement if…

Your roof is leaking.

Most of the time, leaky roofs can be repaired, and might not need replacement, but persistent leaks are a clear warning sign that your roof is wearing out. Roof leaks that go untended can ultimately lead to bigger issues, including mold and other destructive bacteria.

Your shingles are curling.

Have you noticed shingles curling upwards? Yes? Call Style Roofing; your roof needs attention. This could be due to improper installation, defective materials, or poor attic ventilation — but whatever the cause, your roof needs immediate replacement.

The paint on your roof is peeling.

Many people think peeling or degraded paint is just a natural sign of an aging roof, but it’s more than that: It’s a clear sign of a roof that needs replacing.

The sun shines through your roof boards.

That one seems kind of obvious, right? Go into attic of your Gainesville home, and look up. If you can see daylight shining through old, worn out roof boards, call Style Roofing for a roof repair or replacement consultation.

Your roof is buckling.

There could be any number of reasons for a roof that buckles — incorrect laying-down of underlayment, new shingles getting placed on old ones, and incorrect installation of roof deck. But really, the ‘why’ is the least of your concerns if you discover buckling. Your roof should be replaced right away.

Your ceiling is stained.

For this warning sign, you don’t have to wait until the snow melts. If you’ve noticed water stains on your ceiling, there’s something wrong with your roof: It’s not doing its job correctly, and needs to be repaired, or replaced.

Your roof is more than 15 or 20 years old.

Another obvious observation, huh? The average lifespan of a roof is 15 to 20 years, after which replacement is advised. If you’re not sure of the age of your roof, or are unsure about whether or not your roof needs repair, call Style Roofing: premier roofers in northern Virginia since 1992.