hole in roofHave you begun to notice signs of wear and tear on your roof? If so, it could be time to have your roof replaced. There are a lot of factors that determine whether a repair will solve your roof problems or if a new roof installation is necessary. If you recognize any of the following signs, contact your Salt Lake City roofing company to request an estimate on roof replacement.

Missing Shingles

Missing shingles are one of the most common signs of a failing roof. Pay special attention to the condition of shingles in the valleys, since these are the most important areas of your roof. Shingles that are curled or buckling are another sign that you may need a new roof. Depending on other factors, you may be able to have the shingles replaced alone. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a roofing inspection with an experienced contractor.

Shingle Granules 

Another sign of roof failure is shingle granules in the gutters or in the yard. Roofs tend to lose more granules toward the end of their life cycle. If your home's gutters are loaded with shingles granules, schedule a roofing inspection to determine the condition of your roof and whether replacement is in order.

Roof Leaks

A leaking roof is never a good thing, especially if your roof has been leaking for quite some time. Water and moisture in the roof can affect the structural integrity of the entire structure, not to mention the resulting mold and mildew in the attic. If you aren't certain that your roof is leaking, check your attic to see if there is any daylight coming through the roof boards.

Roof Age

One of the most important factors for deciding between roof repair and replacement is the age of the roof in question. Typically, roofs should last between 20 and 25 years. If your roof is at the end of its life or nearing the end, your Salt Lake City roofing contractor may recommend replacing your roof instead of making repairs.