3 Signs It’s Time for a New Roof

3 Signs It’s Time for a New Roof

As the season’s pass, your home’s exterior takes a beating from the sun, rain, snow, and other elements. By keeping an eye out for signs of disrepair, you can protect the rest of your property from the same damage. Whether you’re picturing asphalt or metal roofing, here are three clear signs you need a new roof.

How to Tell When to Replace Your Roof

1. Shingle Damage

Asphalt shingles, while affordable, won’t last as long as other materials. The first sign of deterioration may be granules in your gutters and downspouts—small particles that make up the surface of the shingles. Once these start to fall off, the shingles themselves may begin to curl at the edges, crack down the middle, or get blown off by the wind. If your roof has started this balding process, it’s time for a replacement. 

2. Decades Have Passed

Different roofing materials are manufactured to last for various amounts of time. For example, although an asphalt roof may last 15 to 20 years, wood shake roofs can last up to 30, and metal roofing is known to stand strong for up to 70 years. If your roof is nearing its average expiration date, schedule an inspection and replacement before large-scale structural problems develop.

3. Multiple Leaks

Over the years, your roof may develop a leak or two. However, if an inspection reveals more than one area of water intrusion, have your roof replaced. Your roofing is likely aging beyond repair. Putting off a replacement could result in water damage and mold growth inside your attic and down exterior walls.


If you’re looking for a replacement roof that will stand the test of time, consider steel shingles from Engstrom’s Siding & Window Co. Metal roofing panels won’t chip, crack, peel or rust and will last for the better part of the next half-century. With over 30 years of experience serving clients across northwestern Wisconsin and east-central Minnesota, including Burnett County, you can trust this contractor to choose and install top-quality roofs that will increase your home’s value. To learn more about their services, visit their website, and call (800) 367-2225 to schedule a free consultation.