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How to Know When to Replace Your Roof

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Nothing lasts forever. While a well-installed roof should give you many years of protection from the elements, at some point, you’ll need to think about installing a new one. Because of the overall importance of a property’s roof, this must happen just before it’s necessary rather than after. In the latter scenario, residential and commercial property owners may have to fork out other expenses caused by inadequate roofing.

To make sure that you don’t end up with a costly roof replacement, our team at JMR Roofing is covering some of the common signs that you may need a roof replacement soon.

Over 20+ Years of Use

In some cases, undertaking a roofing repair project will be adequate to maintain your roof’s structural integrity. But there’ll come a point when the roof will need to be replaced instead. If your roof has been functioning for decades, then it could well be time to have a fresh roof installed. 

There’s no hard and fast rule regarding how long a roof will last. If it’s been well looked after, then you may get decades of use before it begins to falter. However, once your roof reaches 20 or more years, it's time to begin thinking about adding a new one.

Missing Shingles 

If your roof is beginning to lose a lot of shingles, then that could be a sign that they’ve begun to curl and crack, which could affect the structural soundness of the roof. You can replace individual shingles, but if you can’t keep up with the number of them falling in your yard, it’ll be time to get the experts in.

If you’re a business owner, or in charge of a business building, then it may be beneficial to think about how missing shingles could impact the public’s perception of your business. Make sure customers see a well-put-together business premise by working with a commercial roof repair and replacement company for any damaged shingles, or other kinds of roof damage. 

Constant Repairs

You don’t need to undertake a major roof replacement project just because there’s some minor damage. You can usually fix those problems with the help of a professional. However, if you’re constantly repairing your roof, then it’s likely that it needs replacing. You can keep repairing a roof until the cows come home, but in the end, it will be more cost-efficient, and less time-consuming, to get a new one. 

Overgrown Organic Matter

You’re probably happy with plant growth in your yard, less happy about it on your roof. If you notice algae or moss growth on your roof, then it’s best to call a professional to take a look. If the growth is only minor, then simple repairs may be necessary, but if it’s beginning to take over your roof, then a replacement roof may be required. This is because these types of growth can compromise the weatherproofing properties of the roofing materials, making flooding and other damage more likely. 

Keep Your Roof in Tip-Top Shape

Don’t wait to replace or repair your roof until it’s too late! By staying proactive and recognizing these signs, you can avoid further damage to your home or place of work. We recommend calling a professional for backup if you notice any of these signs throughout the year. While it may feel overwhelming and costly to repair or replace your roof, our team at JMR Roofing can help you make the most cost-effective decision that will keep your roof in tip-top shape for years to come!

Roof Repair & Replacement with JMR Roofing

JMR Roofing is the greater Birmingham area’s best and most comprehensive roofing company. With years of experience, our qualified team of experts at JMR Roofing are ready to help you with all your roofing needs. Call us at (205) 734-9995 or contact us online today to maintain the structural integrity of your roof!

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