For most homes, the roof reaches the end of its natural life without ever having failed. They simply wear out and are replaced. For common asphalt shingles, we should expect to replace them every twenty-five years or so. However, we do not want to replace them unnecessarily. And so, we do want to learn the tell-tale signs that it is time to replace the roof.
Why Should I Replace My Roof?
The following are five signs that it is time to replace your roof.
Missing Granules -Think about the times you have cleaned the gutters. Were there a lot of granules from the roof in there? Well, those granules protect the integrity of the shingle against the elements. When too many granules are lost, shingles fail. And so, once shingles have lost a significant amount of their granules, it is time to replace them.
Curling Shingles – When you notice curling shingles, it is time to replace your roof. Curling shingles result from dry shrunken shingles. The result is a brittle product that is easily broken and easily blown away by high winds.
Moss and Lots of It – Certainly, having moss on your roof is not necessarily a sign you need a new one. But, when moss is pervasive, shingles damage more easily and rapidly deteriorate. And so, if you have a little moss, just clean it off but if you have a roof full of moss, it may be time to replace the shingles.
Shingles Blown Off the Roof – This obvious sign of a roofing problem is very common. Due to heavy wind, shingles are lost and must be replaced. When damage is extensive, it is best to replace the entire roof.
Age of Roof – The average life of an asphalt roof is approximately 25 years. But some less expensive shingles may wear out long before that. And so, it is important to inspect your roof no matter how old.
If you think it might be time to replace your roof, contact Solid Roofing today. Our skilled roofing team will evaluate your roof and give you a free estimate if it is time for replacement.