How to Know When You Need a New Roof?
There comes a time when you have to make the decision of getting a new roof for your house. After quite a significant period of time, your roof will naturally reach its end. No amount of repairs and restorations can make a drastic improvement to the roof. Then it’s time to accept reality and start thinking about the replacement of your roof.
So what are the signs of knowing when you need to get a new roof?
1. Your Roof Is 25 Years Old Now
The average lifespan of asphalt shingles is somewhere around 20 to 30 years. 25-year-old asphalt shingle roofs might look ok to you down from the ground, however, there may be a problem that could end up in you paying a huge bill for its rectifications.
2. Curling Shingles
There are two ways for shingles to curl:
- Clawing, when the edges remain leveled but the middle of the shingle starts coming up.
- Cupping, when the edges turn upwards
Either case, if you notice the singles on your roof starting to curl, you should take it as a sign that they are near their end. It’s time to consider replacing your roof.
3. Missing Shingles
Although the method of replacing a couple of shingles in your roof is no tough task, the real problem comes from finding the exact same shingle that matches the ones on your roof. If you have quite a lot of shingles to replace and you are not able to find the shingle you need, why not just replace your roof?
4. Cracked Shingles
Due to the harshness of the weather, shingles often get cracked. If you notice the cracking in the shingles throughout the roof and not restricted to one specific area, it’s a clear sign for you to think about getting your roof entirely replaced.
5. Granules Found In The Gutter
Granules present in the shingles are meant to keep the rays of the sun off the asphalt. Once the granules are all fallen off, there will be no layer to protect the shingles from the sun. If you find some granules in the gutter fallen from your 25 year old asphalt shingle roof, start considering about getting a new roof.