Most people don’t think about their home’s roofing until it starts to leak. Water spots on the ceiling can create fear for homeowners. If you live in an area prone to wind, hail, and storms, having your roof regularly inspected can help you deal with leaks before they happen. Sometimes a roof naturally passes over its useful life without a roof failure. However, some ceilings show ominous signs that call for immediate action. Even the most negligible leakage in the roof can cause hassle during the rainy season, posing a potential threat to your home. Then, how do you tell that your roof needs replacement? 

Cracks and leakages in the roof depend on various factors. However, it is best to call an inspector to determine whether your roof needs replacement or repairs. 

Here are the top five signs that your roof needs replacement:

Age of roof

The roofing material and the climatic conditions of your geographical location affect the lifespan of a roof. However, most roofs cover a lifespan of 20 to 25 years. Leaks are common once your roof crosses their life expectancy. If the age of your roof is more than 20 years and has shingles, cracks, or deformities, roof replacement may be necessary. 

Curling or Buckling Shingles

Ideally, when a roof reaches its life expectancy, the shingles start to curl and buckle because of excessive water absorption. However, if you notice any curling or buckling shingles on the roof, then it means the shingles are past their life expectancy. If the granules of shingles are accumulated in the drainage, it’s a sign that your roof may need replacement. 

Missing or broken shingles

Shingles on the roofing can fall apart due to massive winds over time if they’re poorly installed. Therefore, check and find out whether the shingles are damaged or missing from roof valleys. If you have damage, it is a definite sign that your roof is calling for a replacement. 

Light coming through roof boards

Natural light is pleasant until it is coming through the ceiling or the attic. Daylight peeking through the roof is a clear indication that your roof needs immediate attention. Get your roof inspected by your roofing contractor to find out whether there is moisture in your insulation. Water can cause massive damage to the walls and insulation, resulting in electric hazards.

Water Stains on the Ceiling and Attic

Plentiful water stains on your home’s ceiling and attic are another alarming sign of a damaged roof. These large water patches on the top prove a leak in the roof that allows water to seep in. Small leaks may be able to be repaired, especially if the roof is relatively young. However, if the roof looks old and worn out, replacing it may be the best solution.

About Roof One LLC

If you are thinking of renovating your roof, then look no further. Roof One LLC is a family-owned business that is certified by the Better Business Bureau. We provide residential and commercial roofing, siding, and gutter services in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. All our products come with a warranty. You can contact us at or call us at 417-313-5153 for a free inspection.