Signs it is Time to Invest in a New Roof

April, 2014 by Alma Abell

The majority of home and business owners decide that it is time to invest in a new roof once they find a leak present in their ceiling. The leak can be the result of a number of different underlying issues; but you should know the determining factors needing roof repair or if you have to have a brand new roof installed. Some factors to help you make the decision can be found here.

Age of the Roof

You should consider the current age of your roof. The majority of professionals will agree a typical roof will be able to last from 20 to 25 years. This will be dependent on if the older roof has been removed and if there is only one layer of shingles, as well as if proper ventilation is available. If your roof has been installed over other layers and it is over 20 years old, you will likely need to invest in an entirely new roof.

Buckling and Curling of Shingles

If you begin to notice signs of shingles buckling or curling, this is another clear sign you need to invest in new Roofing Fort in Collins CO. If you inspect your roof from the ground you should be able to notice if there are any shingles that are curled or losing granules, which is a sign that they have exceeded their life cycle. This is also a sign that the roof may be defective.


If you have any shingles that are missing or falling apart, this is a clear sign that you will need to invest in a new roof. Valleys are some of the most essential areas of your entire roof. Rain and snow will flow through the valleys, then into the gutters. When the valley is compromised then your roof may be more prone to leaks.

Shingles that are Missing

Missing shingles from the surface of your roof, or shingles in your yard are another clear sign that your roof may be failing. You should check to make sure that each of the “tabs” is in place.

Chimney Flashing

This represents another area of concern. If the flashing includes tar or roof cement, it may have to be replaced using a long-lasting and water tight type of fitting that will provide superior leak protection.

Jerry’s Roofing, LLC offers a full array of Roofing Services in Fort Collins CO to ensure that your roof is in superior condition.

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