How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

by | Oct 18, 2022 | Blog, Magnolia, Roof Replacement

The roof over your head is what keeps you safe, which is why you may find signs of roof damage alarming. There are some signs that may lead you to make the decision to replace your roof, however, a few “messed up” spots do not warrant a full roof replacement. Knowing the signs of roof failure are important to knowing when it’s time to call a roofing company in Southwest Arkansas. Here are the signs that it may be time to get a roof replacement:

Your roof is getting old. 

Some roofs last longer than others, depending on what material they’re made out of. Asphalt shingles vary, depending on whether they’re 3-tab or architectural. 3-tab shingles can last anywhere from 10-15 years. These shingles are more of a “budget shingle.” Architectural shingles are pricier, but they can last anywhere from 10-30 years, because they are built from stronger materials. The three main shingles used at Hostetler Roofing are Malarkey Highlander NEX (architectural, class 2 hail impact rating), Malarkey Vista (architectural, class 3 hail impact rating), and Certainteed Landmark (3-tab). If your roof has lived up to its “life expectancy,” it’s probably time to have your roof replaced.

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You’re seeing water damage or leaks. 

Even small leaks can turn into something serious if you let them sit for too long. It is always best to try and have the leak repaired as soon as possible when you find it. If you live in Magnolia, AR, call Hostetler Roofing at the first sign of leaks to ensure that no further damage is caused. 

The roof is sagging.

A sagging roof is an indicator that water is trapped inside your roof, causing water damage. The lowest points of the roof are more susceptible to rotting, as water travels in a downward direction. 

The roof is missing shingles. 

In Arkansas, the weather is very rarely consistent. One day you may have clear skies, and five minutes later, rain starts pouring down. Inconsistent weather can put a strain on your shingles, and could cause them to break or fall off. Sometimes, you can get away with replacing a few missing shingles, but that depends on the location of the shingle on your roof and the condition of the shingles around it. 

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A roofing company has recommended a replacement.

The same way you would trust a doctor with your health, it is best to trust a roofing professional with your roof. If you’ve had a thorough inspection executed by a roofing professional and they’ve recommended a replacement, it may be cheaper than paying for repeated repairs. 

Although a roof replacement may not be the project you’re itching to take on, the right roofing company in Southwest Arkansas should make your experience easier and stress-free. For more information on roof repairs and replacements, visit or give us a call to see how we can help!