House Roof

Need a New Roof? Here’s What You Should Look for to Be Sure

With most of the inclement weather of winter behind us, now is the time to head out and check your shingles and roofing to be sure everything survived the weights of ice and snow without damage. If your roof is more than fifteen years old, it might be time to start adding “buy a new roof” to your to-do list for the spring. Not sure whether your roof is showing normal wear and tear (but will last for a few more years!) or needs to be quickly replaced to avoid damaging your home? Here are the signs to look for that might indicate it’s time to replace your roof.


Check the Interior of Your Home


Are you noticing any sort of dark streaks or stains on your ceiling, or perhaps even seeing daylight through boards in your attic? Sagging areas of your ceiling and water damage for leaks are all sure signs that you need to either replace all or a portion of your roof — and quickly, before more damage can occur.


Look for Roof Damage on Your Home’s Exterior


Signs of rotting are common on wooden or asphalt roofs, with missing tiles and dark streaks or stains indicating a potential problem. Roofing shingles that are cracking or appear to be missing or curling up around the edges could also indicate an issue. Also, take a peek around the edges of your chimney or where two slopes or your roof meet, commonly called a “roof valley”. While many homeowners may find it troubling, signs of algae on your roof don’t necessarily indicate a problem. You might just need to grab a high-pressure water hose and clean off the unsightly gunk!


When you need expert assistance finding the ideal roofing materials that will provide adequate coverage for your home, contact the professionals at Airtite Wholesale Building Materials at 716-741-2127 or via email to Our team will help you find the best roofing shingles to fit the external design and also provide years of worry-free protection for your home. We have the brands that you trust that offer roofing supplies with exceptional resistance to algae and wind damage.