When is Roof Replacement Necessary?

Roofing replacement, roofing repair, roofing installation, re-roofing… The wide array of terminology surrounding the work roofing contractors perform can be mind boggling. Chances are you have heard each of these terms, but do you know the difference? Most people don’t. And that’s okay! That’s why the professionals like acaroofing.com exist. Today, we will provide you with a few pointers to know when it is time to get roofing replacement.

  • Age of roof. If your roof is older than 20 years old and is having problems, replacement may be in order.
  • Previous re-roofing. In some situations, re-roofing is a great alternative to roofing replacement. But re-roofing cannot be performed over existing re-roofings. In these cases, replacement is necessary.
  • Missing shingles. This is a sign that roofing work, and likely replacement, is necessary.
  • Daylight or water through cracks. Often most obvious from the attic, if you can see water damage on the ceiling or walls, or if there is daylight coming through the roof boards, roofing replacement is needed, and soon!


These are some of the most obvious signs of imminent roofing replacement. However, other signs exist. If you are unsure, give your local contractor a call.


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