How Do I Know When to Replace My Roof?

July 27, 2023
How Do I Know When to Replace My Roof

It’s tough for homeowners to know when to replace their roofs. After all, you don’t have the opportunity very often to get a close-hand view of your existing roof. Even if you could get a good look, you may not know enough about roof shingles to understand the warning signs of when they are starting to break down.

Signs That It’s Time to Call a Roofing Company

Here are some general guidelines to help you understand when to call a roofing contractor to perform a free roof inspection and signs you may need to replace your roof.

Age of Roof

How old is your existing roof? If it’s 20 years old (or older!), it’s time to start getting recommendations for the best roofing companies in your area.

Please understand that 20 years is a general guideline. Not all roofing materials are the same, and your roof may have taken a beating throughout the years from harsh midwestern storms. Even if you aren’t having any problems, you might start thinking about having your roof periodically inspected when it is 15 years old. After all, a bit of preventative maintenance may prolong your need for a full roof replacement.

Strong Storms Recently Passed

It may be time for a roof replacement if your area recently experienced damaging wind or hail. While sometimes the damage is evident from the ground, and you can see that you are missing shingles, sometimes the damage can only be discovered upon close inspection. Have a roofing professional inspect your roof if a midwestern storm recently passed through your area.


A leaky roof is another clear sign that it might be time to replace your roof. While a roofing company can fix isolated leaks (such as around your chimney flashing), multiple leaks may indicate that there are more severe problems.

Ignoring these leaks may cause additional issues, such as structural damage or mold growth. So, it’s better to repair the problems or replace the roof before they lead to more significant repairs.

Sagging Spots

If you have noticeable sagging spots on your roof, it’s time to reach out to a roofing company immediately.

Shingles are Cracked, Buckling, or Missing Granules

Unfortunately, the health of your shingles is sometimes challenging to determine from the ground. Even if you do climb on your roof, it sometimes takes the eye of a professional to tell if shingles are in good shape.

Excessive Moss or Mold on Shingles

Your roof and gutters should work together to remove excess water and moisture from your roof. If you have excessive moss or mold on your shingles, this may signify that something is wrong with one of these essential systems.

Signs That It’s Time to Call a Roofing Company

Are you a homeowner in the Kansas City area? Contact Integrity Roofing, Siding, and Windows. We will send out one of our highly trained professionals to climb on your roof and analyze its condition. You can depend on Integrity for honest evaluations and detailed quotes. We will also work with your insurance company if your roof was damaged in a storm.

Integrity serves the entire KC metro area.


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