Do I need a new roof?

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If you are like most property owners, you may be unsure of whether or not to invest in a new roof. Whether it is your place of residence, an investment property, or a business, making the decision to install a new roof can be one of the largest upgrades you make. Regardless of your situation, however, it is important to be aware of the many benefits that come with new roof installation and the common signs that you may need a new roof.

What are the benefits of installing a new roof?

When the time comes, installing a new roof can ultimately save you money, time, and frustration in the long run. Attempting to stretch the lifespan of a roof in disrepair can potentially cost you avoidable expenses and can lead to numerous headaches. This is not to say that roof repair is not effective, but for homes and businesses that require new roofs, paying for small repairs – or for ineffective, poor-quality repairs – can turn into nothing more than throwing money out the window.

At Tesson Roofing & Exteriors, LLC, our St. Louis roofing contractors are honest and up-front with our clients. We provide thorough evaluations of your existing roof, a breakdown of your options, and the benefits that come with installing a roof using high-quality materials and high-quality craftsmanship. While we know that our word is our honor, we know that homeowners and business owners throughout St. Louis can still take matters into their own hands when determining whether it is time to install a new roof.

Common Signs that You Need a New Roof

Unfortunately, many property owners don’t always inspect their roofs; most hardly give their roofs a second glance. While regular roof inspections are an invaluable tool in preserving the quality of your roof and saving you money, they are also essential to determining whether or not it is time to install a new roof. There are a few tell-tale signs that a roof is ready to be replaced.

From the Inside
Some of the most easily apparent signs to look for from the inside of your home or business include:

  • Signs of water damage or leaking
  • Dark spots or trails
  • Gaps of light showing through roof
  • Sagging or buckling of the roof deck

From the Outside
You don’t have to be a roofing contractor to visually inspect your own roof. The following signs can alert you to serious problems:

  • Damaged flashing
  • Curling, blistering, or buckling
  • Algae growth and signs of moisture, rot, or mold
  • Cracked, torn, or missing shingles
  • Shingles loosing granules

Other things to consider include the overall age of your roof and the costs of recent repairs that haven’t helped resolve problems. If you would like more information about repairing or replacing your roof, or if you would like to request a consultation, call our St. Louis roofing company at (314) 932-1042 or (314) 270-8106.