How to Tell If Your Home Hardware Needs Replacing

Your roof, windows, and siding all play an important role in maintaining your home’s comfort levels and protection. Being able to tell when one of these components has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced is an important skill for homeowners. In today’s post, your trusted local roofers, Winfield Builders, discuss the tell-tale signs that your roof, windows, or siding need replacing.

Home Hardware

Roof Warning Signs

A clear sign that your roof needs replacing is cracked shingles. This damage could be a result of several factors, such wind and debris impact or intense heat. Cracked shingles can cause leaks to form, so if a large portion of your home’s roof has cracked shingles, then we recommend investing in a roof replacement sooner rather than later.

Also, check for shingle granules in the gutters. This is a warning sign that your shingles might eventually crack. The shingles naturally lose their granules as they age, so if there’s a lot of shingles in the gutters, that’s your cue to arrange a roof replacement.


Siding tends to last longer than paint, but that doesn’t make it immune to damage. Rotting or warping shingles are the more obvious signs that your siding is either old or has accrued considerable water damage. For the more subtle warning signs, you might want to check your energy bills. If you notice them spike even if you haven’t done anything new, then it might be your siding’s fault. Loose wallpaper or the need to frequently repaint your interior spaces are also signs that your siding is nearing the end of its operating life span.

Window Replacement

Similar to your siding, defective windows tend to cause your energy bills to spike. You can tell your windows need replacing if you notice signs of rotting or warping on the frame. Also, if you notice moisture within the glass, then it means the airtight sealing of the window’s glass is close to failing.

Let Winfield Builders set things right with professional window, roof, and siding replacement services. Give us a call at (301) 329-8295. We replace windows throughout Silver Spring, Rockville, and Annapolis, MD.

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