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5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

Over time, your roof will show signs of wear and tear. Being one of the most important parts of your house, your roof protects the home from water damage and exposure to the elements. We don’t think about the roof over our heads until there is a problem. Stay ahead of potential disaster; watch for these 5 signs to know when it’s time to replace your roof:

Brand new roof on residential home in Rockford, IL
New residential roof installation in Rockford, IL

1. Water Damage in the Attic

Moisture marks, brown, yellow, or grey stains, and peeling paint on walls or ceilings could all indicate a damaged, leaking roof. Our 12-point inspection could save you thousands of dollars in roofing repair costs by spotting minor damage before it becomes a major problem.

2. Has it Outlived Its Lifespan?

You should know when your roof was installed so you can estimate the lifespan of your roof. Depending on the material, a roof's lifespan could be between 20 and 50 years, but it varies by the roofing material. If your roof was installed over another layer or several layers and is older than 20 years, you might need a new roof.

3. Sagging Roof

Sagging signifies trapped moisture has rotted away support under the roof. A good way to see this is to stand back from your house and look at it from different angles. A home’s roof should appear straight along its lines, so signs of sagging and slumping should be easily noticeable.

4. Moss and Mold

Moss and mold can also indicate trapped moisture, which can ruin a roof. To do away with moss that collects in shaded corners of your roof, use a stiff brush but be careful to address any underlying problems. If obvious moss remains after brushing, it’s time to schedule your 12-point inspection with Ken-Z.

5. Curling or Buckling Shingles

When shingles start curling or buckling, it’s a sign that they’re no longer properly attached and have likely already sustained damage, and it’s time to call Ken-Z Roofing.

Ken-Z Roofing is family-owned and operated in Rockford and is just a phone call away. With 30+ years in the roofing industry in the Northern Illinois area, whatever your roofing needs, we are your local, professional roofing contractor you can TRUST. Call us today for your FREE 12-point roof inspection: 815-395-8244. Be worry-free with Ken-Z!


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