In the early summer months, homeowners realize there are some exterior projects needed around their property. For many homeowners, a new roof is a serious, but necessary, investment. If you are wondering if it is finally time to invest in a new roof for your home, here are signs that could point you toward completing the project sooner than later.

Discolored Shingles
If you are curious if you need a new roof, the first place to check is your shingles. Don’t worry – you don’t have to get up on your roof to see damage. As you look up at your roof from the outside, determine if there are any discolored shingles. This could indicate problems with mold, algae, or standing water and is a sure sign you need a new roof.

Damaged Shingles
Speaking of shingles, look for signs of damage. If you notice any shingles are missing, curled, scratched, or damaged in another way, it is time for a new roof.

Water Damage Inside
Not all roof problems are noticeable from the outside of your home. If you have found water damage inside your home, especially in your attic or on the ceilings, chances are high you need to invest in a new roof.

Animal Activity
Critters love to scratch their way into warm attic spaces in the cold winter months. If you notice signs of animal activity on your roof, it could be time to purchase a new one.

Old Roof
Finally, if your roof is more than 12 years old, it could be time for a new one. While roofs are typically made from durable materials, our Chicagoland extreme weather can age roofs more quickly than in other parts of the country. If your roof is more than 12 years old, it is worth it to get it inspected by an experienced roofing professional.

At Stanley Exteriors, we have years of experience installing roofs throughout the Chicago area. Our experienced installers are timely and efficient, doing excellent work without getting in your way. We are always careful to leave your home looking its best when we leave. Give us a call to set up your free, no obligation, consultation.

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