Does Your Roof Need Replacement?

Should I replace my Charleston roof?

7 Critical Signs That Your Roof Needs to be Replaced

It goes without saying that your roof is one of the most important components of your home. When the structural integrity of your roof is compromised, then it’s time to consider a replacement. In most cases, you can request that a licensed roofing company repair your roof if issues do exist. However, it’s best to inform yourself just in case your roof is completely beyond repair to avoid a potential collapse or disaster that can cost you several thousands of dollars in repairs. If you have noticed any of these seven signs, then you need to get your roof replaced immediately.

1. Curled or Cupped Shingles 

Most homes have asphalt roofing shingles. These shingles are designed to form a tight bond to protect your roof from environmental hazards. When you begin to see curled shingles on your roof, then that means that the entire structure is getting weaker. Numerous curled or cupped shingles indicate that your roof needs to be replaced immediately, especially in regions where storms are commonplace.

2. Bald Spots

Over time, your roof can become damaged from storms, hail, and other environmental hazards. This can create bald spots where parts of shingles are missing. Again, roofing shingles are typically designed with three tabs. Together, these shingles lock and create a sort of strong blanket to protect your roof. When the shingles get damaged, this lock weakens and the structure can collapse over time. 

If you have noticed an entire region of bald spots on your roof, then it’s time to get a free roof replacement estimate.

3. Cracked Shingles

Cracked shingles across your roof indicate that the structure has been rendered useless. Generally, a harsh storm can contribute to the rapid deterioration of roofing shingles and cause cracks. Cracks can also form over time. Whatever the case, contact a professional roofing company to replace your roof if this problem is easily visible.

4. Your Roof is Old

Roofing structures are designed to last at least 20 years. After two decades, your roof may be increasingly vulnerable to outside damage. Depending on your home’s region, intense sunlight and stormy weather can accelerate damage over time.

If your roof is older than 20 years, get an inspection first to find out if a replacement is necessary. Here is how you can find out the age of your roof if you don’t know.

  • Ask the previous owners if possible
  • Locate the building permit
  • Get a roofing inspection to be sure

5. Visible Signs of Wear and Tear

By performing a simple visual test, how does your roof look? Are there areas of missing shingles and other areas with discolored shingles? Does your roof just look old and worn? If you are concerned about the state of your roof, call a professional roofing company and request an inspection. It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially if you want to avoid the possibility of a collapse in the future.

6. Moss Growth

Moss can grow on roofs that don’t get much sunlight. Essentially, moisture will build on your roof where moss can grow. This is more of a cosmetic issue than a structural problem. However, moss can lock in moisture against your shingles or granules. In freezing temperatures, damage can occur. If there is a large presence of moss on your roof and it’s been that way for a long time, chances are that most of your shingles are damaged.

7. Your Neighbors are Getting a Replacement

Neighborhood homes are built around the same time. If your neighbors are getting a replacement in succession, then it may be time for you to follow suit. Remember that after 20 years, your roof will gradually get weaker and will need to be replaced soon.

If your roof has even 1 of the 7 warning signs that you need a new roof, please allow Wando Roofing Company to provide you with a free roof inspection.

Are we not describing your roof problems in the 7 warning signs that you need a new roof? Perhaps one of these helpful roof resources are better suited for your unique roof issues:

If you are concerned about your roof and are unsure that you need a replacement, give us a call today at (843) 442-7656 to request an inspection

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have more questions about your roof? You can find answers to common roofing questions below.

Q: Can I just replace the damaged shingles?

  • A: A roof consists of more than just shingles. In some cases, you can just replace the shingles if the area of damage is small. However, that’s not possible if most of your roof is damaged. It’s best to replace the structure entirely to save money in the long run.

Q: Can a new roof lower my energy bills?

  • A: A new roof can certainly lower your energy bills. An old or damaged roof won’t ventilate your home properly and cause your monthly energy costs to spike. A new roof will eliminate that problem for you.

Q: Is a roofing replacement a good investment?

  • A: A new roof can improve the curb value of your home, lower energy costs, and save you money. It’s often the best course of action for homeowners. 

Why Our Customers Choose Us

I had an experience with Wando Roofing that I have never had with other companies in the past 20 years; be they roofers, carpenters painters, etc. I called Wando Roofing at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning, desperately in search of somebody to repair a leak that occurred during a period of heavy rainfall the night before. Shawn returned my call within 30 minutes and was out to make repairs the same day. If you are fed up with no-shows and empty promises, call Wando Roofing.Jeff C.
Becky Calcutt
21:56 23 Jun 22
Shawn came out the day after I called him and provided an estimate within 24 hours. The job was done right and completed on time. I highly recommend Wando Roofing.
Ward Brown
19:57 27 Apr 22
Happy with repairs, fair rate.
Jorge Melendez
14:09 12 Jan 22
Sean was very professional and they got the job done quickly.
Steve Nelson
16:01 18 Nov 21
I have leaks on my roof, other roof contractors did not want to do the repair, they tried to get me to redo the whole roof which were unnecessary because my roof is only 8 years old. Wando roof, the owner Shawn Bullard was honest, he gave me a price for the repair which is reasonable. His worker was at my house the next day before the promised time, very pleasant and went to work and finished the repair in no time. I would highly recommend this company.
Suthry Tran
22:28 16 Nov 21
We have used Wando Roofing several time over past 4 years for our primary residence as well as a rental home that had some storm damage to the roof and gutters. They are incredibly responsive, always show up on time and have been very reasonable for their quotes. The crew that comes out is extremely polite/helpful and once actually did me the additional favor of paining a piece of trim I could not reach while they were there! Most importantly though they do not propose additional work or inflate what actually needs to be done, as we have found with other roofing companies. I highly recommend you use them and you will not be disappointed! Realtors- they are a gem in times where the schedule is tight!!
Kathy Ellington
14:59 30 Aug 21
Very professional company! This company and their crew put me and my family at ease and the price for a new roof was unbelievable at a great price !! I would highly recommend this company for anyone looking for a new roof / needing repairs , fantastic people !
Heather Girard
18:01 22 Apr 21
Paula Kilpatrick
16:23 02 Dec 20
We recently had to replace our roof and had a great experience with Wando roofing. They were quick to come out and provide us a bid which was very fair and thorough. They started the work the next week and completed the entire roof in less than 48 hours. The crew was very professional and pleasant and they did an excellent job cleaning up the nails and debris in the yard when the job was complete! Highly recommended!!
Melissa Nelson
18:05 04 Apr 20
Great, honest guy, with a hardworking crew! He replaced my entire roof for the price others were quoting me to only, repair it. My roof looks incredible I’d recommend Wando roofing for your needs!
laquinea simmons
15:47 09 Jan 20
Prompt, responsive and very knowledgeable! Had entire roof replaced after storm damage on an old roof. Great job with new roof and cleanup. Very nice and efficient crew. Would use again and recommend.
17:55 07 Oct 19
Really happy with my new “Safe House” roof, the service and the crew were awesome.
Mona Mancy
19:23 28 Aug 17
Wando Roofing did a great job on my recent roof replacement. Shawn and his crew were very professional
K “Dolly” Lyons
03:35 16 Jan 14

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