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At some point, your roof may reach the end of its life. Whether it’s been a while since you installed it or it has too many leaks and cracks, a pending roof replacement isn’t something to ignore. Here are four signs you need to call your local roofing contractor to begin a replacement.

1. Water Damage

Has your roof started constantly leaking? If so, you may have extensive water damage you may not even see. When leaks come in through the roof, they can damage your insulation and foundation. The most obvious signs of water damage include darker stains on your ceilings and upper walls. You may also have mold due to water damage. According to QIPA, an online health resource, mold spores can begin germinating in as little as 24 hours on a wet surface. So, if your roof has made your home vulnerable to moisture, it’s certainly time for a roofing contractor to install a new one.

2. Mold

As mentioned, mold can come from a damaged roof due to water creeping in. Never ignore the presence of mold, as it can wreak havoc on your respiratory system. If anyone in your home has asthma or allergies, the presence of mold spores will worsen it.

3. Air Leaks

Air leaks happen when air escapes from your home and comes into it from outside due to cracks or poor sealing. That means warm air will constantly escape in the winter and cool air will escape during summer. Not only will your home not feel as comfortable as it should, but you’ll also have higher utility bills by trying to keep the temperature as comfortable as possible while losing your heated or cooled air. In addition to doors and windows, your roof can be a typical source of such air leaks.

4. Algae

Don’t make the mistake of thinking algae is harmless. It only grows in a wet environment. So if you see tons of unsightly green algae on your roof, it’s a sure sign that your roof has some moisture damage. Such damage may have already crept down into your insulation.

Don’t hesitate to get a new roof when it’s suffered the above types of damage. Your roof plays a vital role in your home’s structure and safety. According to Home365, a replacement roof can yield 85% to 100% or more of its investment costs back upon resale. So, as you can see, quality work from a local roofing contractor may be one of the easiest investments to make. Contact Eyles Contracting, Inc today to get started.