With it feeling as if winter is starting to wind down, and all the snow is melting this is the perfect time of the year to inspect the quality of your roof. There are so many benefits of getting a new roof but the first step is understanding when you are in need of one. Before reaching out to your local roofing contractor be sure to check out some of these following red flags with your roof.
Roofs Age: Each roof has a typical life expectancy and the older your roof gets the more and more problems will start to pop up. The average asphalt roof lasts between 20-25 years. If issues are starting to arise more frequently and your roof is older then 20 years then there is a good chance you should inquire about a new roof.
Curling & Buckling Shingles: Shingles that have started to buckle and curl is another sign that you are in need of a new roof. Inspect the side of your roof that gets the most sun as that side usually deteriorates the quickest.
Shingle Granules Your Gutters: When shingles start to break down and lose their granules, they often fall off and end up in the gutters. While you may be able to notice by seeing an inconsistentt color on parts of your roof, take a look in your gutters.
Roof Valleys: A roof valley is the part of the roof where two side of your roof connect. It is one of the more important parts of your roof because if compromised it could be extremely susceptible to leaks. Inspect this area to make sure that shingles aren’t falling apart or missing in this area.
Missing Shingles: If a shingle here and there falls off it’s not a huge problem as you can just replace it. It should become more concerning if the problem escalates. With more shingles falling off, that could be a sign that your roof is deteriorating and also after a while your roof could look like a checkerboard.
Sunlight Showing Through Roof: This may be one of the easier and more noticeable factors when looking at your roof, but there should certainly not be sunlight making it’s way through any roof boards. Head up to your roof during a sunny day and make sure that you can’t notice any.
To learn more about the quality of your roof or to understand whether or not you need a new roof please feel free to reach out. Solid State Construction can be reached over the phone at (508) 581-3798 or through our online contact form today!