Signs That You Shouldn’t Wait Any Longer to Get a New Roofing for Your Home

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Leaks are a common roofing problem. Some can still be repaired, while others are more complicated. There will be times when getting a new roof is better than simply getting a repair done. The key is finding out the cause of the issue.

Here are the signs that can tell you whether to replace your roof or settle for a repair.

Old Age

The average lifespan of a standard asphalt shingle roof is 20 to 30 years. You need to consider getting a new one by the roof’s 25th birthday, since letting it last for 40 years is putting your home at risk of having a faulty roofing system. Even if the roof still looks good despite its age, you may still want to replace it. Unbeknownst to you, problems might already be worsening underneath.

Also, if you’re living in a development and most of your neighbors are starting to replace their roofs, take that as a sign that you need to say goodbye to your old roof. Otherwise, you may find your home unprotected when the system gives in over time.

Curling and Missing Shingles

Shingles are prone to cupping and clawing when they age. These forms of curling occur when the roof is wearing out or when an issue such as leaks are taking place. If the curling is severe, it’s advisable to go for a replacement instead of a quick fix.

The same goes for missing shingles. Sure, you can replace a few shingles from time to time; however, the color of shingles change drastically over time and it might be impossible for you now to find the perfect match for your old roof. You can choose the closest shade, but when your roof starts looking like a checkerboard, you may want to get a new roofing system than to patch it up.

Falling Granules

Granules are what protect the asphalt from sun exposure. Without them, the shingles will be baked and the roof will be damaged in no time. That’s why when you see granules falling off your old roof and into the gutter, it could indicate that your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan.

Falling granules from a new roof, however, is okay because those are only the loose and extra ones. Given this, you must factor in the roof’s age when deciding how to act on the problem.

The roof is one of the most integral parts of a home. It’s what protects the house from harsh elements, providing security and comfort to people inside. That’s why you need to be alert when you spot a problem. Promptly call a roofing professional to address any issue before it gets worse.

Sources
8 Warning Signs that Your Roof is Shot, Goodhousekeeping.com
7 Warning Signs You Need a New Roof, Angieslist.com

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