When Is The Right Time for Shingle Roof Replacement?

When Is The Right Time for Shingle Roof Replacement?

If you find yourself staring up at your roof and thinking, “Maybe I need a new roof,” then you probably do. There are many warning signs that your roof is failing, and there are many things you can do to stop it, but a roof replacement is always inevitable sooner or later.

Aged

A shingle roof should usually last at least 18 years with little to no problems. But, if your roof is going on its 25th year, and there are signs of obvious sagging, moss growth, and multiple problems on the shingle front, call your roofing contractor. They will perform a safe inspection and determine what to do next.

Missing Shingles

The shingles are obviously the most important part of a shingle roof. If there are a lot of shingles missing, there isn’t much standing in the way of your home and the sky. Sometimes, simply replacing the shingles will work, but if new shingles continue to keep falling off, a new roof will be your best bet to fix the problem. A new roof will also save you money in the long run.

Even if your shingles are not actually missing, but are broken, curling, or buckling, this can still mean the same problems are occurring.

Problems at your Roof’s Valleys

The valley of your roof is arguably the most important part of your roof, next to your shingles. A leaky roof could result in the ignorance of a problematic roof valley. So, if you notice missing shingles and other issues that just don’t look right in your roof’s valley, don’t put off a roof replacement any longer.

Loss of Shingle Granules

At the end of a shingle’s life, the granules will start to fall off, and the shingle loses part of its protective barrier. If you’re not sure whether your shingles are losing granules, take a quick look in your gutters. Most likely, the granules from your shingles will end up falling into the gutters.

Broken Chimney Flashing

If your chimney flashing is broken, missing, or bent, this could be a huge problem. Allowing water in near your chimney could pose a threat to your roof’s underlayment and your home inside.

Connect with an experienced roofing team like A-1 Property Services of Weston to schedule a roof inspection before an upcoming shingle roof replacement becomes an emergency.

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