While replacing your roof may not sound like a fun home improvement Madison WI project, it is an important one. There are many ways to know when you are ready for a new roof. The best signs to look for are outside and inside damage. A leaky roof is an obvious sign of roof damage. However, it could be just a missing shingle or water blown in around a roof vent.  You should look for dark stains on the walls, which could indicate water leaking. Check your roof for holes that allow light to pass through. This means the hole is big enough for water to pass through. You should also check in the attic for signs of roof deck sagging. An expert may need to evaluate this to determine the cause and the solution. There are also outside signs to evaluate whether or not you need to replace your roof. Cracked, torn, or missing shingles indicate roof damage that needs to be fixed.  Chimneys, pipes, and vents with cracks or loose material surrounding them also indicate a problem. Sometimes minor repairs may be all it takes to fix this kind of leak. You should also check your gutters for large amounts of shingle granules. This indicates that it’s time to replace the roof.  Finally, you should check for signs of mold, rotten areas, moisture, or termite infestations on the roof. These details would indicate a roof problem that a roofing contractor will be able to help you access and fix it. If you have any of the signs of roof damage, you should contact a roofing contractor.  Tucker Family Construction offers roofing, fence and deck building, carpenter work, general contractor services, and the installation of siding, windows and doors. Call us at (608) 862-3641 for your roofing question today!