The roof is one of the most crucial elements of a home. It has a big impact on curb appeal, but more importantly, it protects your home – and everything inside of it – from the elements.
Having a solid roof above your head is vital if you want your home to protect your family and ensure their comfort; but, if you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t pay much attention to your roof… Until there’s a major problem, that is, like a serious leak.
To keep your home and your family protected, it’s important to be aware of the signs that indicate your roof needs to be replaced. If you notice any of the following, roof replacement is an absolute must.
A cracked shingle or two doesn’t necessarily mean your entire rood needs to be replaced. However, if the cracking is extensive – multiple shingles are cracked, for example – that’s a definite sign that your roof is damaged and you need to have a new one installed.
Curling and Buckling
If several shingles are curling or buckling (the ends are curling upward), investing in a roof replacement is in your best interest
Prolonged exposure to intense sunlight can lead to curling and buckling, especially if the roof is on the older side. In a new roof, curled or buckled shingles could be a sign of defective materials. Either way, a roof that has buckled or curled shingles requires your immediate attention.
Cleaning out your gutters at least twice a year is an important part of routine home maintenance. While you are cleaning out the gutters, take a look at the debris you’re pulling out. If you spot any granules from your shingles, it’s time to consider a roof replacement. The granules on shingles are crucial, as they protect your home from intense UV rays. As shingles age, granules begin peeling off and they’ll collect in the gutters. When granules are missing, the structural integrity of the roof is compromised.
It’s Reaching (or Has Exceeded) It’s Life Expectancy
On average, roofs have a life expectancy of 20 to 30 years. If your roof is reaching that age – or has exceeded it – you’re going to start running into problems. As a roof ages, the structural integrity declines, and with it, so does its ability to withstand the elements.
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If you believe that your roof needs to be replaced, contact us today! Our team of professionals will replace your roof with the highest quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship. Contact us today!