How Do You Know If You Need a Roof Replacement?

How Do You Know If You Need a Roof Replacement

You will eventually need to replace your roof, just like any component of your house. It is a common mistake among homeowners to only pay attention to their roofs once leaks occur. However, by then, the damage has likely spread. By knowing which signs to look out for, you can avoid costly repairs for water damage. 

Discover signs you need to get a roof replacement from one of the area’s most trusted roofing contractors

Your Asphalt Shingle Roof Is Reaching or Over 25 Years Old

Asphalt shingle roofing usually lasts between 20 and 30 years. If your roof is approaching its 25th birthday, it may be time to start considering getting a new one. You may still have five to 10 years, depending on the state of your roof. Another sign you need to invest in a new roof is if your neighbors are also starting to replace theirs. 

There Are Missing Shingles From Your Roof

There are no issues with replacing missing shingles that have fallen due to extreme weather or accidents. However, it may be difficult for you to find shingles that exactly match the existing ones on your roof. Over the years, granule colors have changed, and color changes may have also occurred due to weathering. Roof and gutter installation experts suggest getting a replacement if your roof is starting to resemble a checkerboard. 

You Have Curling Shingles

Shingle curling may happen in two ways, which are cupping and clawing. Cupping is when the edges of the shingles are turning upward. On the other hand, clawing is when their edges remain flat, and the middle rises. Both kinds of curling can indicate that your roof has leaks or is reaching the end of its life. 

When it’s time for a new roof, you can rely on Meredith Home Improvements. We install high-quality roofing, attic insulation, and gutters. Give us a call at (412) 831-9991 or fill out our contact form to get a free inspection.