Your roof plays a pivotal role in protecting your home from the elements. However, your old roof can’t last forever, and eventually, roofing materials wear out. Check out the signs below to know when it’s time to call the experts at Empire Roofing. You can contact us at (218) 724-5584 to learn more.

Indications You Need a Roof Replacement

Roofing contractors recommend that you keep your eyes open for any of these signs of wear on your roof. You can protect your property by contacting Empire Roofing if you notice any of the following.

1. Shingles Are Losing Granules

Your shingle roof may lose granules over time. These granules protect your home from sun exposure. You may notice granule loss by walking around the perimeter of your home; lost granules often collect around downspouts.

2. Blistering or Cracking Asphalt Shingles

Sometimes, you may notice “blisters” on your roof. Blisters and cracks can form if asphalt shingles experience excessive heat due to an over-heated roof system or poor ventilation. You may require roof repair for these shingles.

3. Buckling or Curling Shingles

Your shingles may start curling at the edges or buckling after long exposure to the elements. Once shingles start curling, they no longer provide effective protection from the weather, and you may want a new roof. A roof contractor can review the roof replacement cost to handle curling shingles.

4. Bald Spots on Roofing Material

Bald spots occur when you have shingles missing from some areas of your roof. A roofing contractor may simply replace a few shingles if you notice a bald spot, or it may require a more extensive roofing project.

5. Algae Growth or Rotting Shingles

Algae, mold, moss, and mildew growth on shingles can indicate problems with rot. Your contractor may need to remove existing shingles exposed to algae or mold before taking steps to re-roof your home. You can get roof estimates to consider the prices for replacing rotting shingles.

6. Small Pinholes

Small pinholes may indicate that you need roofing replacement or repairs. Property owners often detect pinholes when light starts coming through the roof and into their homes. Depending upon the severity of the holes, you may want to consider getting a new roof installed.

7. Roof Leaks

Leaks represent one of the most obvious indications of a problem with your current roof. You may notice leaks if you spot yellow or brown discoloration on your ceilings or walls or the presence of water dripping from the ceiling. Water may leak in around roof vents or past damaged shingles. Our roofing contractors can handle roof installation if you have a roof leak.

Contact Us To Replace Your Roof

If you notice signs you need a new roof, you may ask, “How can I find a roofer near me?” Empire Roofing can take care of roofing installation in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Call us at (218) 724-5584 to discuss roofing costs for your property with highly-trained professionals. Or schedule a Free Estimate by visiting