A roof is the first defense against the harsh natural elements. Hence, regular care and maintenance are required in order to get years of proper protection. Decades of use will result in wear and tear, and even the best-built roof will need to be replaced over time. Sometimes, a simple repair will do the job. At other times, you might have to get a new roof altogether. A new roof can be a costly expense, but it can last as long as 20 to 25 years. Here are several signs indicating that it is time to get a new roof:
Age of The Roof
A typical roof lasts for about 20 to 25 years. If your roof is older than 20 years, you need a replacement.
curl in two ways: cupping and clawing.
Cupping occurs when the edges of the shingles turn upward, and clawing occurs when the edges are flat but the middle starts to curl. This indicates that it is time to replace the roof.
Missing roof shingles result from weather damage. If the shingles are missing or falling apart, it is a definite sign that you need a new roof.
Shingle Granules in The Gutters
Roofs lose more shingle granules toward the end of their life cycle. Check your gutter and if you see it loaded with shingle granules, it is time for you to change the roof.
Roof rot occurs most frequently with wooden shingles but can also occur with asphalt shingles. Humidity and rainfall add to the shingles rotting. Although the rot might be present in a few shingles, its best to replace the entire roof at once.
Get in Touch With Us For Any Roofing Problems
For over 30 years Gary’s Gutter Service Inc. has been providing customers with excellent roofing services, for homeowners and building owners in Rockland County and Bergen County. You can call 201-749-5024 or email at email@example.com if you need a new roof for your home.