Shingle roofing systems take a lot, from constant sun exposure to inclement weather. Because of this, it’s natural that one day you will need your shingle roof replaced. Knowing when to do this will save you money and stress in the long run. Below are signs you need your shingle roof replaced.
It’s Reached Twenty Years
A typical shingle roof will last about twenty years on a residential property. If your roofing system has reached the big 2-0, it might be time to consider a roof replacement.
The Shingles Are Curling
Curling shingles refer to shingles that are curling up at the edges. Shingles that are curling are a good sign that the shingles are no longer in good condition.
Some Shingles Are Cracked
Cracked shingles are as bad as curling because they are not providing the protection that they once did. Cracked shingles can let water into your home and cause serious damage.
There Are Shingles Missing
Shingles, or any roof material for that matter, are important because they protect the interior of our homes. Without shingles, we are looking at roof leaks and other damages.
Granules Are in the Gutters
The granules on the shingles are important because they provide UV protection and fire resistance. If you see a couple of granules in the gutters, that isn’t something to worry about, but if the whole gutter is full of granules, it’s time to call a professional roofer.