When Is It Time For Roof Replacement?

New RoofWithout any roof construction experience, determining whether or not you should get a new roof can be tough. Roofs can last for many years, but they need to be maintained on a regular basis. At MEIS Roofing & Construction, we are often asked to work on roofs that are no longer functional. If your roof is old or severely damaged, the benefits of keeping it may no longer outweigh the cost of its repairs. While only an experienced professional can assess the true condition of your roof, looking for the warning signs below can help you decide when it is time to call residential roofing specialists for help.

1. Frequent leaks
Although roof leaks are somewhat common, ongoing leaks can be indicative of a bigger problem. If your attic is constantly flooding, you might need a roof replacement.

2. Uncontrollable mold and mildew growth
Excessive moisture is usually the culprit behind mold and mildew infestations. Without finding and eliminating the source of the problem, the infestations are likely to recur. Mold and mildew can be related to a simple leak, or they can be symptoms of a much bigger issue. Because both can sometimes be dangerous to your health, it is very important to contact a professional roofer for help as soon as possible.

3. Severe damage
If your roof was damaged by a natural disaster or an accident, you may need to replace the affected area or the entire roof.

4. Visible decay
Decay is a sure sign that your roof is at the end of its lifespan. You may also have problems with your shingles. Missing, curling and cracked shingles need to be replaced.

If you are seeing any of the above signs or having ongoing problems with your roof, you need to contact an Austin roofing company for a thorough inspection. At MEIS Roofing & Construction, we offer partial and full roof replacement services as well as long-term maintenance plans for future protection. We understand that many of our clients are worried about expenses, so we offer free roof inspection services and personalized advice for your needs and budget. To ask us a question or schedule your free inspection, call us today at 866-211-1116.