Roof Replacement Indicators: Shingles, Bubbles, Clogs

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic signs that might be telling you there’s an issue with your roof requiring replacement. While some of these signs might only indicate a repair need depending on their severity, there are other cases where damage or concerns taking place will be significant enough that replacement is the ideal choice.

At Roofing Pioneers LLC, we’re here to help with any and all such needs. We offer comprehensive residential and commercial roof replacement services throughout Florida, plus professionals who will help you assess your roof needs and make the right decision between roof repair and replacement. Here are a few of the other signs that might indicate a need for replacement of your roof, plus how to evaluate them when making this decision.

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Shingle Looseness

Have you noticed that shingles on your roof are having issues, such as coming loose or even missing altogether? You might notice these signs visibly while inspecting the roof, or you might even find shingles or other roofing materials on the ground if they’ve fallen off.

Now, it’s important to note that minor shingle issues do not require a replacement of the entire roof. If just a couple shingles are bent, loose or missing, these can be replaced individually for a much lower cost. However, if your entire roof is experiencing numerous shingle issues that continue recurring even with repairs, it could have worn down past its lifespan and replacement might be needed.

Bubbles or Blisters

If you’re able to get up on the roof and inspect it safely, one potential risk sign you might notice is the presence of bubbling or blistering on roofing surfaces. This usually means that the material below the surface is having problems, whether with structural integrity, water damage or some related concern. Again, there might be some cases where minor bubbling doesn’t require replacement – but if it’s significant in several spots, a new roof is often the most cost-effective solution.

Drain Clogs

We’re not talking about plumbing drain clogs here, but rather roofing drains and gutters that have become clogged. While this is sometimes due to a blockage of leaves or other debris, it may also be because the roof is in disrepair and is not allowing gutters to function properly. If these issues are significant enough, replacement might be the best course of action.

Simple Age

And finally, one theme that sometimes accompanies other specific roof issues is the simple age of the roof. If your roof is older than 25 years old, and especially if it’s having any of the problems we’ve gone over here, you should consider replacing it for a modern roof option.

For more on how to spot the signs that your roof needs replacement, or to learn about any of our roofing services, speak to the staff at Roofing Pioneers LLC today.

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