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Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

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You can expect a high-quality roof to provide at least 20 years of protection. However, in its fifteenth year, you may see telltale signs that mean you need to replace your roof soon. Identifying these signs can help you time your roof replacement correctly.  

Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

Here are the signs you need a roof replacement.


Water leaks in the attic can become severe if left unattended for a long time. Determine your roof’s condition by looking for attic stains and streaks using a flashlight. If you can see light beams entering the attic on a sunny day, these leak entry points can cause further attic damage.


Roofs that are near the end of their lifespan will likely suffer damage after a storm. Their cracked and curled shingles may give way to heavy rains and cause leaks. The roof’s receipt or warranty coverage can show you its age and installation date. If these are unavailable, you can hire a roof repair expert to inspect and determine the remaining lifespan of your roof.

Shingle Damage

Cracking, splitting and buckling shingles indicate a roof has a few years left until it needs replacement. If you see shingle damage in wide areas of the roof, it’s a better investment to replace the roof than repair it. That said, you can get an accurate assessment by hiring a roofer to inspect the system.

Granule Loss

Your asphalt shingle system will lose granules as it ages and faces hurricanes and other weather events. If you see plenty of granules in your gutters by the roof’s fifteenth year, better start saving up for a roof replacement soon. 

Want a professionally done roof replacement? Turn to the experts who can do the job correctly and within the warranty coverage. Neumann Construction is a company with decades of experience in the roofing industry. To request a quote, call us at (218) 270-0009, or fill out this contact form. We serve clients in Brainerd, MN, and the surrounding areas.