There’s two ways you can decide you’re ready for a new roof. The first: you avoid thinking about it, distract yourself, keep putting it off and, one day, wake up to find a giant hole in the roof of your living room.

Not ideal, huh? That’s why, luckily, there’s another way to go about roof replacements: look out for the signs, call a professional to inspect your roof and go from there.

This way is safer, cheaper and much less fuss. So, without any further ado, here are the main signs that it’s time for a new roof.

Dried out, brittle underlayment

The condition of the underlayment of your tiles is one of the main factors in deciding whether or not it’s time for a new roof. Tiles can be restored, in what’s known as a roof restoration, but only if their structure is in good enough nick. If your underlayment is dry, brittle and on the verge of cracking, then your roof isn’t structurally sturdy enough to cope with a roof restoration.

In this case, it’s time for a new roof. Leaving a roof in such poor condition is a massive risk for the rest of your home, increasing chance of leaks, pest infestations and further serious damage.

Multiple water stains on ceiling or eaves

No homeowner wants to see water stains on their ceiling or eaves. This is an indicator that your roof is unable to perform the basic task of diverting rainwater into the gutters and, instead, it’s pooling up in your ceiling. We shouldn’t need to tell you why this is a very bad thing. Water leaks can ruin your ceiling, costing you in the thousands to replace. The more water stains on your ceiling, the clearer it is to see that it’s time for a new roof.

Slate tiles – delamination

We all know how durable a slate roof is, but there’ll still come a time when it needs to be replaced. If your slate roof is getting close to the 80, 90 or 100-year mark, then it might be experiencing the phenomenon of delamination. This is when your tiles start looking as though the layers of slate are peeling off, giving it a delaminated effect. Flaking of your slate tiles also indicates that they’ve become extremely weathered and that you’ll soon need to replace your roof.

What to do when it’s time for a new roof?

Call up a professional from Royce Roofing to inspect your roof if you think it might be time for a new one. Then, they’ll set about replacing it. Royce Roofing are Melbourne’s leading team for roof replacements, completing the job efficiently, affordably and to the highest standards. They take their work and your roof seriously, replacing it as if it were their own. Get an inspection and quote from the pros at Royce Roofing today.