when to replace your roofing

How To Know When To Replace Your Roofing

You already know that roofing needs to be replaced every so often, and it’s a smart idea to get it done before catastrophe strikes due to a roof that is in poor repair. How do you know when to replace your roofing? Here are some things to think about.  

Regular Maintenance

The cobwebs and dust need to be cleaned from your ventilation and exhaust systems on a regular basis, and caulking around pipes and vents should be done at this time, as well. Conducting regular inspections of all parts of your roofing that this time will aid you in saving time, money, and trouble. It can be easy to forget about it, but a damaged roof can quickly become a huge issue, allowing water to intrude into every part of your home or business and cause water damage. 

Storm Damage

Falling branches can do damage to a roof during inclement weather, and if this has happened, it may end up causing you to have to replace your roof. Inspections after a big storm can identify issues that were caused by debris or other flying materials. 

Gutters/Rain Spouts

Rain spouts can pull away from the building if they are overloaded or clogged with water and debris, and this can do damage to the corners of the roof and exterior walls. Prevention is always a good idea and one that can save you time and trouble. If you have let it go too long and issues have come up, you may need to do some repair to your roofing. 


If you see curled or buckled shingles during your maintenance inspections, or if shingles are missing, that’s something that will need to be repaired right away to avoid leaks and future water damages. Water stains in the attic are a telltale sign that you might need a new roof; higher-than-average energy bills often tell the same story. If mold has made an appearance, make that call today.


Call the team at Ascension General Contractors today and let’s talk when to replace your roofing. We are a full-service contractor and we have all the skills necessary to complete your roofing project in a professional and timely manner.