The summer is a great time to take care of some much-needed repairs, especially on the exterior of a home. Roofing can be a great project to take on providing you know when to replace your singles. While there’s no set answer for every home, here are a few things to look out for that may signal that your roof is in need of repair or replacement.

It’s Simply Worn Out

Roofs go through a lot of wear and tear as they protect our homes throughout the seasons. Every year brings its own set of challenges and damaging obstacles such as wind, rain, hail, snow, and sun damage, just to list a few. As time marches on and nature continues its attack, your shingles can simply wear out. At this point, it may be time to replace them.

The Shingles Are Washed Clean

Granules that coat the shingle are what do all the heavy lifting and allow your roof to fend off the elements. Over time, these granules are worn down and washed away. This leaves the shingle bare and unable to defend your home as it once did. If you see patches of shingles on which there are no granules, it may be time to call a construction company for a consultation.

Shingles Are Damaged

Sometimes hail or other damaging forces can cause your shingles to become ripped or torn. They may also become dented or have holes in them from the various beatings they incur throughout the seasons. When this happens, you may need to repair the affected areas or schedule a full replacement of the roof. Professional roofers can advise you on which is best and how to proceed.

Shingles Are Leaking

If you notice water spots forming on the ceiling of a room or can hear dripping coming from above, it could be a strong indicator that there are leaks in the shingles of your roof. If this is the case, water could be entering your house and damaging other parts over time. If you know this to be the case, schedule a consultation with a professional to advise and repair any problems that are found.

All of these can signal that it’s time to replace your roof. For more information or to schedule a consultation with our contractors, contact our offices in Joplin, MO today. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.