How To Tell If You Need a New Roof

There is a time in every home’s lifetime when it requires a roof replacement.  There are certain tell tale signs which indicate that a roof requires replacement. They are as follows:

 

  • Age of the roof – The normal life of a roof is approximately 15 to 20 years .If your roof is at this age, replace it as soon as possible to avoid any potential damage to your home. At this time, there are regular cases of leaks and torn flashings reported in any roof.
  • Missing, cracked, torn or curling shingles
  • Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
  • Stains on interior walls or ceilings

 

All shingles, whether organic or glass based, will be subject to UV rays from the sun, causing the asphalt coating to dry, loosening the granules covering in the long run. Just like people, asphalt shingles gradually change with the passage of time. Signs of this aging process may appear as early as the first couple of years, during what is often called the Curing Phase. At first, you may notice small surface cracks, or a few small blisters. These changes will not affect the ability of the asphalt shingles to protect your roof, and are an anticipated part of the aging process.

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