3 Signs You Need to Replace Your Roof
Is your roof looking old and worn? The typical lifespan of an asphalt roof is about 15-20 years. If your roof is around this age, it may be time to take a closer look to determine if it needs to be replaced. Failure to replace an old roof could lead to potential problems in the future. Read through the following list to determine if your home needs a new roof in the near future.
1. The shingles are worn. Take a close look at the shingles on your roof. The appearance and wear patterns will be able to tell you if you should consider replacing them. If the shingles are cracked or the edges are curled, they could potentially be too worn and defective. Also take a look at the granules (the textured part of the shingle). If they have started to wear off and the shingles have bald spots, this is an indicator it’s time to replace them.
2. Your roof is old. As mentioned above, the average lifespan of a roof is about 15-20 years. If your roof is around this age, it may be time to start thinking about replacing it. If you live in a neighborhood with homes built around the same time, take a look at your neighbor’s roofs. If you notice they’ve had their roofs recently replaced, this may be an indicator that yours is reaching the end of its lifespan as well.
3. There’s growth on the shingles. Both algae and moss have a tendency to grow on older roofs. While they’re both more of a cosmetic issue, improper removal can lead to shingle damage. Moss can be more damaging than algae because it holds moisture is susceptible to freezing. The frozen moss can potentially remove the granules on the shingles and cause bald spots.
If you suspect your roof needs to be replaced or repaired, our experienced team is here to help. We’ll examine your roof’s structure and make a plan to get it back in great shape.