8 General Warning Signs Your Roof Might Be Done For

Sometimes the need for a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks can be obvious, like a big hole in the roof or water leakage. However, it's possible for a roof to naturally reach the end of its useful life without experiencing a roof failure.  If replacing an old roof is delayed, it could result in bigger problems in the long run.  Be sure to watch for warning signs to give yourself plenty of time to plan the project.

Potential Signs That Your Roof May Need Replaced 

  • Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped. 
  • Bald spots where granules are missing.
  • Cracked shingles.
  • Your roof is at least 20 years old. Although many shingles today are produced for durability, many factors can accelerate the aging of shingles. For example, your shingles can be negatively impacted by improper roof ventilation. 
  • Neighbors are getting new roofs. Homes built around the same time period, experiencing the same types of weather conditions could mean they all are about at the end of the useful life. 
  • The roof just looks old and worn. 
  • Dark streaks. Airborne algae cause dark streaks on roof decks. While this may not necessarily harm the roof shingles, it may not look good. Algae streaks can be removed using a 50:50 blend of water and bleach sprayed on your roof. It is important to use a low volume garden hose so you do not knock the protective granules off your shingles. It is also important that you protect your landscaping from the bleach run-off.
  • Moss. Moss can grow on roof surfaces that don’t get much sunlight especially in cool, moist climates. Moss growth can be more than a cosmetic issue. Moss holds moisture against the roof surface and overtime in freezing climates can cause damage to the granules on the top of the shingles. Moss can be brushed off but it won’t prevent it from growing again; take care not to damage the shingle surface. You may need to contact a professional roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

For help with your roofing project at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-302-0354.  We've been serving the Lake area since 2004.  Together our staff has more than 100 year's combined experience in the roofing industry.  For high quality work, professional and personal service and competitive pricing, you want Above & Beyond Roofing!


At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open 7- days a week, and we turn the average roofing job in one day!  Contact Ben or Melissa for a free estimate on your next project at 573-302-0354!

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