Roof Replacement In Raleigh

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What Is Roof Replacement?

Roof replacement is the process of removing and replacing all the existing shingles, felt paper, or moisture barriers. Roof replacement may include repairing or replacing damaged material beneath the old shingles, such as the roof decking. Replacing the roof can protect the integrity of your home in Raleigh.

If you suspect your roof is damaged, Thurston Roof is a licensed roofing contractor serving Raleigh and surrounding communities. We are trustworthy, licensed roofing professionals who accurately determine whether you need a new roof or a roof repair.

When Do You Need Roof Replacement Versus Repair?


A house with a new roof from Raleigh Durham licensed roofer Thurston Roof

You need a roof replacement versus a repair if the roof’s lifespan has expired or interior or exterior damage shows that the roof is no longer protecting your home.

Roof Lifespan Expired

A roof’s lifespan is 15 to 50 years, depending on the craftsmanship and quality of the roofing materials. Knowing when your roof was installed can help determine whether it is time to replace it.

Average lifespan for a roof based on the material:

Asphalt shingles – 15 to 20 years

Metal – 30 to 50 years

Clay tiles – 40 years

Exterior Roof or Home Damage

Extensive exterior damage on the roof of your Raleigh home can mean that you need a new roof instead of a repair.

Sagging Roof

A roof will eventually sag if the boards beneath it rot from trapped moisture. Thurston Roof will check the surface of your roof for these signs that you need a new roof:

Rotting boards

Sagging spots

Trapped moisture

Fungi, Moss, or Mold on the Roof

Prolonged trapped moisture in a roof can cause fungi, mold, or moss to grow. If you see fungi, moss, or mold on your roof, take the following steps:

Brush the growth away.

Observe the area to see if the growth remains, stays away, or grows back.

Call Thurston Roof for an inspection at your Raleigh home.

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Buckling or Curling Roof Shingles

Roof shingles can buckle or curl when they are only partially attached. Extensive shingle damage may require a new roof.

Buckled roof shingles near a skylight

Causes of buckling or curling roof shingles include:

Inferior materials

Lack of insulation

Normal wear and tear

Poor attic ventilation

Storm damage

Call Thurston Roof to inspect your home’s roof whenever you notice buckled or curled shingles.

Missing Shingles or Granules

Missing, buckled, or damaged shingles or granules on the shingles expose your roof to elements that gradually deteriorate it.

Causes of missing shingles include:

Heavy wind



Low-quality installation

The location and condition of the shingles help us determine the best method to restore your roof. Extensive damage may require roof replacement.

Flashing, Gutter Guards, Fascia, or Ridge Capping

We will examine roof flashing, gutter guards, and fascia.

Roof flashing – Flashing is a thin metal material that directs water away from areas where it would otherwise collect, such as the chimney, vent pipes, or valleys of the roof. Missing or damaged flashing leads to moisture buildup.

Gutter guards – Missing or clogged gutter guards prevent water from draining off the roof.

Fascia – Missing trim board (fascia) behind roof gutters or eaves (corners) allows water leakage.

Ridge capping – When caps deteriorate in areas where roof angles meet, leaks can damage the layers beneath.

Contact us for an inspection in Raleigh and surrounding areas if a roof’s supporting structure is missing.

Interior Signs of Roof Damage

Interior signs of roof damage are not always easy to spot. Long-term moisture or leaking can show up inside your home and may lead to roof replacement.

Interior signs of roof damage:

Peeling paint

Dripping ceiling

Yellow spots or water rings in the ceiling

Mold in corners of walls

High humidity inside the home

Light in the attic

Request a Roof Replacement Estimate in Raleigh

If you see internal or external signs of roof damage, call Thurston Roof for an inspection and a free estimate on roof replacement. We service Raleigh and surrounding areas. After an inspection, we will explain whether your home needs a new roof or if a repair is enough. We are a licensed roofing company and offer lifetime warranties on shingles and our craftsmanship. Call us at Thurston Roof today.

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