If you hire an experienced roofing contractor regularly to inspect and maintain your roof, it will remain structurally sound, safe, and reliable for many years. Your well-maintained residential roof will insulate your home properly, which will keep your heating and cooling bills under control. However, no matter how reliable or sturdy your roof is, its lifespan will come to an end at some point due to accidental damage or natural deterioration.

As a homeowner, you shouldn't wait until your home's roof collapses to hire a contractor to replace it. You should replace your deteriorating roof right away once you notice that it's become too old or damaged to properly protect your home and loved ones. Here are three signs to help you determine when it's the right time for a roof replacement:

Your Shingles Are Decaying and Falling Apart

If your shingles are decaying or falling apart, you should take proactive measures to protect the other parts of your building from water damage. If this problem has affected a large part of your roof, repairing the damaged areas may only offer a short-term solution and cost you more money in the long run. The most appropriate decision to make in such a situation is to hire an experienced contractor to replace the entire roof. 

Your Roof Has Sustained Severe Storm Damage

As a homeowner, it's advisable to get your roof inspected by a professional when a heavy storm or high winds hit your home. Heavy storms or high winds may blow away your gutters and fascia boards, no matter how sturdy your roof is. They may also blow away shingles and other essential parts of your roof, exposing your home's interior to weather damage. If the damage sustained after a storm is severe, you should invest in a roof replacement right away to improve safety in your home.  

You Notice Water Stains and Mold Growth on Your Walls and Attic

If your roof is leaking, moisture may collect in your attic, walls, or other parts of your house. The presence of water in your attic, walls, or other parts of your house can damage the building materials and will enhance mold growth. If you allow mold to thrive in your building, your family's health will be in danger. Leaks can also cause your walls and ceilings to stain, which will ruin your home's aesthetics. So, as soon as you notice water stains and mold growth on your walls and attic, you should have your roof inspected. If the damage is widespread, you'll most likely need to replace the entire roof to prevent further water damage. 

Do not postpone residential roof replacement. Doing so can put your and your loved ones' safety at risk. Hire an accredited and insured roofing contractor to replace your deteriorating roof to keep your home safe.