Understanding the warning signs of a failing roof can help you to determine when it’s time to seek repair or replacement help. Here are some of the telltale signs that your roof needs immediate replacement.

Buckled Or Curled Shingles

If you’re starting to notice the signs that your shingles or curling or buckling, this is a sure sign of age. Buckled shingles often occur when there’s moisture in your attic space and the nails are being forced up into the decking on your roof.

Algae Growth

If you’re starting to notice the signs of algae growth, this is often an indication that there’s bacteria eating away at your roofing materials.

Shingle Granules On The Ground

If you’re noticing that shingle granules are starting to come off your roofing materials, this can indicate that there’s problems with your water drainage or your shingles are in need of replacement.


Mold and moisture is an indication that your attic is not vented properly and condensation is getting trapped in this area. Mold and condensation can be an indication of problems with your roofing materials rusting out and degradation of your roofing materials too.

Shingles Missing

Missing shingles create open pathways for water to find its way into your home.

Daylight Through Roofing Materials

If you’re starting to see daylight through your roof boards, this is the perfect opportunity for moisture to find its way into your home. All weather proofing properties on your roofing tiles may be gone in the area you can see daylight.

Leaks Around Your Chimney

If the flashing in place around your chimney is not properly sealed away from the elements, this is a sure sign that your roofing materials are not performing well. If you notice that areas around your chimney or where roofing materials meet at hips in your roof are leaking, this is a sign that the flashing has worn out.

If you started to notice some of these early signs that your roofing materials are wearing, contact our team today to receive a roofing inspection.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County roofing contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.


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