For most homes, the roof reaches the end of its natural life without ever having failed. They simply wear out and are replaced. For common asphalt shingles, we should expect to replace them every twenty-five years or so. However, we do not want to replace them unnecessarily. And so, we do want to learn the tell-tale signs that it is time to replace the roof.
What Are the Signs That I Need a New Roof?
As mentioned, most roofs last twenty-five years or more. But, poorly installed roofs may last significantly less time. The following list will help you determine whether or not it is time for you to replace your shingles.
Heavily Worn Valleys – Valleys are where two sections of roof meet. Because of increased water flow in these areas, valleys should be monitored for wear. Without a doubt, heavily worn valleys indicate that it is time to call a Tulsa roofing professional.
Granules in the Gutters – Think about the times you have cleaned the gutters. Were there a lot of granules from the roof in there? Well, those granules protect the integrity of the shingle against the elements. When too many granules are lost, shingles fail. And so, once shingles have lost a significant amount of their granules, it is time to replace them.
Buckled or Missing Shingles – Examine the slope of your roof in direct sunlight for curled, buckled or missing shingles. If you notice any of these things, it is time to call a professional roofing company.
Interior Inspection Shows Water Damage – When inspecting the roof from the attic, if you notice dark streaks and staining, your roof is leaking moisture and should be repaired or replaced. Also, if you see daylight between boards, you have a problem that needs to be addressed.
If you think you might need roofing repairs or replacement, contact Solid Roofing today. Tulsa’s top roofing professionals will evaluate your roof and let you know if it is time for replacement.