Having a solid roof over your to protect your home is essential for living in the Northeast Ohio area. Now that the coldest months of the year are no longer upon us, it’s time to determine whether or not you need to replace your entire roof if it has been giving your trouble over the years. Slate or tile roof issues need to be addressed sooner rather than later.

In some cases your worn roof may just need the shingles replaced; in other situations, an entirely new roof may be necessary.

Before giving a call to a licensed contractor to receive a professional opinion, run these 4 tests to see if your roof likely needs to be replaced.

  1. Consider The Age of Your Current Roof

While slate roofs can last up to 150 years and ceramic tile roofs possibly 300, all roofs do need to be replaced eventually. If you do not know when the last time your roof was replaced look into obtaining this information. If your roof is only around 15 years-old, you likely just need to replace any damaged tiles or slate.

  1. Examine Your Shingles to See if They Are Curling or Cracked

If you can spot only a few tiles cracked in a specific area after storm damage, this is not a cause for great concern; they can simply be replaced individually. However, if you’re seeing cracks throughout your entire roof, this is among the clearest signs that your entire roof needs replacing.

  1. Check to See if Your Roof Is Sagging

Sagging roofs are nothing you should ever wait on addressing. Sagging roofs commonly indicate structural damage and warrant immediate action. The sooner you act, the easier it will be to resolve this issue and address localized causes. If you see a drooping or depression in your roof, odds are the structure of your whole roof needs to be fixed.

  1. Look into Whether or Not You Can See Sunlight from Your Attic

Checking for cracks throughout your attic is the easiest way you can tell whether or not your roof requires at least some repair work, if not a replacement all together. If light can creep through your attic so can rain, snow, and other outdoor elements. Determining whether you need patch work or an entirely new roof isn’t always clear, so this is where calling an expert can be incredibly helpful.

Contact a Licensed Professional Right Away if You Suspect You Need a Roof Replacement

When trying to determine whether it’s time to replace your roof, the best opinion you can receive is one from an experienced roofing professional. At Hazlett Roofing and Renovations, we have been helping homeowners in the Northeast Ohio repair and replace their slate & tile roofs for over 100 years. Our high-quality contractor is committed to ensuring your roof is repaired or replaced with as little stress on your part as possible. If you suspect your roof needs to be replaced, give us a call now either at 216-246-8004 for our Cleveland office or 330-773-1018 for our Akron office. You can also fill out our online contact form if you prefer.