One of the most important components of your home is your roof. Your roof protects you and your home’s interiors from the elements. However, when your roof is in need of repairs, you are jeopardizing your home structure, the interiors, and most importantly, you are jeopardizing your family’s safety.

At Intelligent Design Corp, we specialize in roofing systems and repairs. When it comes to roofing, we want to help you recognize when you may need a new roof. The following are key signs that your roof needs replacing.

Missing Shingles

If you are a homeowner, then you know that there is much more to your shingles than their aesthetic appeal. Shingles are an important aspect of keeping water out of your home. Shingles also help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. After observing your roof, if you find that you have missing shingles, then it could be a sign that you need a new roof. Dated shingles can easily fly away, exposing your home to the elements. If you have numerous missing shingles, then you should contact us immediately to get an estimate on roof replacement.

Shingle Granules

Have you ever noticed granules in your water runoff? Granules are the pebbles and gravel that cover your shingles. If you’ve noticed piles of gravel after a long rain, then you likely need a new roof. After serving your roof for many years, loose granules fall off your shingles. Much like other debris, granules end up in your gutter and fall to the ground like leaves. If you notice the granules on your shingles aren’t as plentiful as when you installed your roof, give our team at Intelligent Design Corp a call for a roof assessment.

Damaged Flashing

Old or damaged flashing is a sure sign that you need a new roof. Much like the granules on the ground, your old flashing is one way you can tell that you’ve had your roof for a long time. Although it’s great to wring all the value out of your roof, it’s important to know when you’ve reached the point of diminishing returns—you are causing more harm than good by maintaining a dated roof.

At Intelligent Design Corp, we want to help you protect the most important investment you will make in your lifetime, your home. One way to protect your home is to ensure you have a roof that can prevent energy from escaping and block severe weather. If you’ve had your roof for more than 12 years, give us a call for an estimate to replace your roofing.