To Replace or Not Replace Your Roof

It can be hard to know when it’s time to replace your roof. Now is the perfect time to take a closer look at any damage winter storms may have left and be aware of these signs that are clear indicators that it’s time to replace your roof.

From the Street

The first thing to do when deciding to replace your roof is a street-view inspection. Stand on the street and look up at your roof and keep an eye out for missing shingles, streaking or worn areas around chimneys or vents.

Up Close

After checking from the street, you should check your roof and the structure of your home beneath and around it up close. Curling, bent or broken shingles mean it’s likely time to replace your roof. You should also keep an eye on your gutters for granules and broken pieces of shingle. Noticeable leaks, deteriorated or sagging support beams and stained or bubbling paint in or outside of the home may also be an indicator.


You should also keep tabs on the age of your roof. A roof can last a long while, and many shingle manufacturers claim to have longevities of twenty years or more. But the lifetime of your roof may vary. You should keep a closer eye on your roof between ten and twenty years after installation.

If you know you have an older roof and it’s starting to show signs of wear, the Seashore team can help. Get in touch today for an estimate on a new roof for your home.