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Signs You May Need a New Roof

Last updated 6 years ago

Signs that you need a new roof can be very easy to recognize, while others may be more subtle. At Fortress Roofing in Utah, our roofers will provide inspections that tell you how much useful life is left on your roof and whether you require repairs or should be considering replacement. While many quality roofing materials last for decades, it’s likely that you will need to replace your roof at least once during the lifetime of your house. This is especially true if your house was not new when you moved in, so you may need to replace your roof sooner rather than later. Below are a few signs that indicate it may be time to replace your roof:

  • Leaks

A persistently leaky roof can be a sign of excess age. It is possible for a roof to spring leaks over its lifetime, due to small amounts of damage. A roof that leaks every time it rains, or that has multiple leaks, is probably ready for replacement. While your roofer can perform some repairs, there will come a time when it’s more economical and sensible to have a new roof installed.

  • Visible Damage

Visible damage is definitely a sign that your roof is ready for replacement. As your shingles age, they may no longer lay flat and can even fall off of the roof entirely. A roof that has structural damage may also show signs of sagging. This can be due to damaged trusses and rot.

  • High Energy Bills

Increased utility costs can indicate energy loss due to inefficient roofing materials or attic insulation. When a roof’s integrity is compromised, it can no longer perform adequately in order to shield your home from the elements, or guard against heat loss or heat gain. This may manifest itself in higher energy usage and high utility bills.

If you think it might be time for your home to get her new roof, contact a trusted and experienced roofer so you can get the job done right. Fortress Roofing can inspect your old roof and install a new one that will last for many years to come. Visit us online or contact our roofers at (801) 205-6100 today.


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