As professional experts in the roofing industry with 30+ years, Thompson Roofing | Riverside Roofing understands the importance of knowing when it’s time to replace your roof. Your roof is the first line of defense against weather conditions and harsh exterior elements. It is crucial to keep your roof in tip-top shape to ensure it can protect you and your family during any weather condition. In this article, we will discuss the 4 major warning signs that indicate it is time to replace your roof and why it is essential to do so.


  1. Age Of The RoofAging roof with broken asphalt shingles

One of the most critical factors in determining if it is time to replace your roof is its age. A typical asphalt shingle roof can last between 20 to 25 years. If your roof is approaching its two-decade mark, it is probably time to start thinking about a roof replacement. It’s essential to keep in mind that even if your roof appears to be in good condition, it may have hidden damage that could cause problems in the future like shifting, buckling, curling, or sagging.


  1. Visible Damage

Damaged or missing shingles on an asphalt shingle roofAnother obvious sign that it’s time to replace your roof is visible damage. Damage can take many forms, including missing or broken shingles, cracked or curled shingles, and visible signs of wear and tear. If you notice any of these issues, it’s crucial to have your roof inspected by a professional roofing contractor like Gary Thompson at Thompson Roofing to determine the extent of the damage. Allowing minor damage to your roof could cost you more in the long run. Give us a call at 909-377-4402 for a free inspection.



  1. Water DamageWater Stains and Mold on the Ceiling from roof damage.

Water damage is a significant concern when it comes to roofing. If you notice circular water stains or mold growth on your ceilings or walls, it’s a clear indication that your roof is not doing its job and the integrity has failed. A leaking roof can lead to structural damage and costly repairs. It’s essential to have your roof inspected by a licensed roofing contractor as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Thompson Roofing has been in business for over 30 years and we can come out and inspect any potential water damage. to schedule an inspection you can call us at 909-377-4402 or Contact Us by email form to set up an appointment.


  1. Energy Costs

Energy star certified label for energy efficient roofing materialsAnother sign that it’s time to replace your roof is a noticeable increase in your monthly energy costs. If your roof is old and damaged, it can allow air to escape from your home, leading to higher heating and cooling bills. A new roof can help reduce your monthly energy costs by improving the insulation and ventilation, reflecting solar light, reducing the surface temperature, adding energy star (TM) roofing materials, choosing lighter color roofing materials, and choosing newer upgraded shingles that were not available 20 to 25 years earlier.


In conclusion, knowing when to replace your roof is critical to ensure the safety and protection of your home and family. If you notice any of the major warning signs mentioned above, it is imperative to have your roof inspected by a professional. At Thompson Roofing, Riverside CA we specialize in new roof installations, roof replacements, and roof repairs and we can provide you with the expertise and guidance you need to make an informed decision about your roof. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you protect your home.

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