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How do I know if I need a new roof?

Potential signs you might new a new roof:

The shingles are beginning to crack or already cracked If your roof is over 20 years old There are dark streaks on your roof which are caused by algae

Dark spots on your roof are typically caused by algae. The streaks from on the northern slopes of roofs where it might be darker and also wetter which is an ideal space for algae to grow. If you live in an area with higher levels of humidity you are more likely to see these dark streaks on your roof. Algae growth is not harmful but it might affect the overall appearance of your home and even the resale value of your home if you choose to sell it.

The southern slope of a roof will typically wear faster than the other slopes because it receives more sun exposure. UV rays will break down the roofing material over time but this will happen slowly.
Many times, the cause of water dripping between the roof shingles and gutter system is because there was no drip edge installed. The drip edge is a metal flashing that should be installed under the first row of shingles on the roof slope. Having a drip edge installed to your roofing system is important and will help prevent other roofing issues in the future.
Asphalt roofing shingles are typically the most popular roofing installed. Asphalt roofing shingles tend to be lighter and easier to install and can last up to 30 years. Although asphalt roofing shingles are the most popular option, there are other options as well such as fake slate roofing shingles and metal roofing. Call Haywood Roofing and Property Management today to figure out the best roof for you!
The amount of time it takes to repair a roof depends on the size of the home and the type of roof being installed. It can take as little as two days or up to a week.
It really depends on what you want to do. When applying a layer of new shingles to your roof you will not need a permit. If you are replacing the roof entirely which would consist of wood sheathing supporting shingles or even the structural members - you will need a builder's permit.