Old roofs are vulnerable to various types of damage, so it’s common to see some warning signs that will tell you it’s time to replace it. Here are five signs you should schedule a roof replacement soon.
1. Your Roof Is Nearing the End of Its Lifespan
Asphalt shingles last about 20 to 30 years. So, if your roof has been installed for this long, you should have it replaced as soon as possible. Even if it looks good from the street, it may have underlying issues that your roofer can uncover during an inspection or tear-off. That said, be sure to call a professional who can assess your roof and find out when you should have it replaced.
2. Curled Shingles
Deformed shingles indicate weathering or damage from the elements. Asphalt shingles usually cup or claw at the end of their lifespan, leaving the roof vulnerable to leaks. These signs show that it has about one to five years left until it needs replacement.
3. Missing Sections
If a significant section of your roof is missing, you should definitely get a new roofing system. Replacing the whole roof ensures you get excellent protection and that the colors of your shingles match.
4. Cracked Shingles
A few cracked shingles can be replaced. However, if cracking occurs over large sections of your roof, you may need to replace your roof. Shingle cracking usually means your roof has around three to five years left before it needs replacement.
5. Granule Loss
If your shingles are losing excessive amounts of granules, your roof will be left exposed to the sun. This will accelerate roof deterioration, so you must plan for roof replacement soon. Significant granule loss typically means your roof is approaching the end of its lifespan.
Roof Masters has decades of experience and knowledge performing top-notch roofing installations in Rockville, MD, and the surrounding areas. Our roofers are skilled, experienced and professional. To request a quote, call us at (301) 230-7663, or fill out this contact form.