Your roof plays a critical role in your home; it protects you from inclement weather, keeps your property comfortable and even keeps it energy-efficient. While it does last long, it won’t last forever. In this post, our experts at Pro Exteriors list four signs that you need a roof replacement soon.
1. Your Roof Is 20 Years Or Older
Asphalt shingles typically last between 20 to 30 years, but this doesn’t take into account weather damage. As a result, your roof will show signs of deterioration once it reaches its 20th year. Past that, any repair work you do will cost as much as a full replacement. Once your roof reaches its 20th birthday, you have at least five to ten years before you need to replace it.
2. Curling Shingles
Curling shingles are signs you need a new roof. It’s a result of weathering and usually forms due to leaks. If you fail to do timely roof repair on a leak, you’ll expect your shingles to start curling or cupping, which will require a costly replacement.
3. Missing Shingles
A few missing shingles are “normal” as they could have been blown off by strong winds. What you should be worried about is when there’s a large patch of area missing a lot of shingles, as this is a sign that the shingles themselves have gone past their expected lifespan.
4. Granules in the Gutters
Roof shingles will naturally shed their roofing granules as they age and you’ll notice them accumulating in the gutters. If you find more granules in the gutters, though, then that’s an indication your shingles are starting to lose their waterproofing.
As your local roofing company, Pro Exteriors is ready to assist you with your upcoming roof replacement project. Call us today at (302) 664-1700 to learn more about our services. We offer expert roof replacement services throughout Milton, DE.