Your roof does a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to the protection of your home from the outside elements, which means it also takes a fair brunt of the beatings from weather and debris. However, roofs are meant to withstand the elements and hold up well over many years, with most roofs expected to last at 20 years before you are in need of a replacement. If you know that your roof is hitting anywhere near that mark, or if you have any question about whether it is time for you to get a new roof for your home, it is probably wise to assess some key indicators that signify a potential need for a new roof. While none of these automatically mean you will need an entire new roof, they are each signs that you should certainly have your roof looked at, or that you are at least in need of repairs.
- Leaking or signs of water damage on the ceilings of your home. This should be a no-brainer, and is a clear sign there is a problem somewhere on your roof. While you might not need a full-roof replacement, it is important to address this issue immediately to prevent further damage, which is important if you want to prevent much higher repair costs later on.
- Curling or buckling shingles. These might be most prominent in areas that receive a lot of direct sunlight; however, they can happen anywhere. These are a sign that your roof is no longer giving your home the protection it needs, as the shingles are no longer covering and protecting your roof as needed. This is a sign you probably need a new roof.
- Missing shingles. A strong storm may loosen or blow off a shingle or two, but if you are missing more than a few shingles, it is likely telling you something about the state of your roof overall and letting you know the adhesion is compromised or the shingles and roof are just getting too old.
- Shingle granules in the gutters. This is another sign that tends to pop up during the end of a roof’s lifespan. If you are noticing a lot of shingle granules in your gutters or washed down and at the bottom of your drain spout, it would be wise to have a roofing contractor come out and inspect your roof to see if a repair or replacement is in order.
If you notice any of these signs with your roof, call us at 21 Roofing Group today. Don’t put off the protection of your home and risk costlier repairs in the future if these current problems go untreated. Let us help you protect your home and belongings today.