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If you own a home or business, you probably don’t think about your roof too often. Unfortunately, it’s easy to ignore your residential or commercial roof until something goes terribly wrong, like a major roof leak that results in costly roof repairs or even a total roof replacement. However, if you make it a point to take good care of your roof with regular roof inspections, you might be able to catch any minor roof repairs before they ruin your entire roof. Contact Planet Roofing and Solar for a free roof inspection in Denver, or continue reading for five signs you might need a new roof.

Missing Shingles

Missing shingles are an obvious sign that something is up with your roof. Here in Denver, we experience our fair share of extreme weather, including everything from blizzards and hail to scorching hot days, that takes a toll on our roofs over time. The result is often broken or missing roof shingles, which make your home or business vulnerable to moisture getting inside the roofing system and wreaking havoc on your property. If you are noticing missing shingles, it’s time to call up your local roofing contractor to get a roof inspection. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be able to fix the problem with a roof repair, though a roof replacement is likely if you have many shingles missing or your roof is near the end of its lifespan (roofs usually need to be replaced after 15-25 years).

Sagging Roof

A sagging roof is never a good sign — in fact, it can be an indication of a structural problem with your property. In some instances, a sagging roof means that there is a foundation issue that needs to be addressed, though water damage (or roof rot) could also be the culprit. If your roof appears wet, saggy, and/or cracked, you might be in need of a roof leak repair. To determine whether the problem has to do with your roof or another part of the property, reach out to your local roofing company for a roof inspection. The roofers will be able to determine whether your sagging roof can be salvaged or you need a new roof altogether.

Water Damage

Roof replacements often occur due to a combination of factors that lead to water damage, such as missing shingles, granulation of shingles, roof cracks, and sagging roofs that are not properly supported. If you don’t tend to these issues as they appear, water damage will most likely occur at some point, leading to roof leak repairs and wood rot in the ceiling that is expensive to replace. One way to determine whether or not you have water damage in your commercial or residential roof is to inspect the ceiling for signs of water damage. If you see stains on the ceiling or in your attic, or if there is water seeping through after rain and/or snow blows through, it’s probably time for a new roof.

Get A Free Roof Inspection In Denver

Got another roof problem on your hands? Our roofing contractors can determine whether or not you need a roof repair or a new roof installation. Contact us today for a free roof inspection in Denver, and stay tuned for future blog posts to learn about our other roofing services!