At some point, roof cleaning and maintenance won’t be enough to keep the whole structure in good condition. If you have an old roof, it must be replaced as soon as possible. Delaying the inevitable can lead to disastrous consequences as well as increase your insurance premiums. Continue reading as we discuss the signs of aging.
1. Shingle Failure
Long-term exposure to the sun’s heat and ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause asphalt shingles to curl, buckle or crack. These signs usually manifest when the roofing system is close to the end of its expected lifespan and is one of the clearest indicators that a replacement is due. At this point, the shingles become more vulnerable to water infiltration as a result of protective granule loss.
2. Granules Collecting Inside the Gutters
You might find some loose granules while you are cleaning your gutters. It is a normal occurrence, especially in newly installed asphalt shingle roofs. However, by the time the whole system is near the end of its serviceable life, you’ll find too many granules collecting not only in your gutters, but also scattered throughout your yard. When this happens, it is time to get in touch with a local expert.
3. Leaks and Water Damage
Water seeping through the underlayment and decking is another indicator of an aging roofing system. In addition to leaks, signs of water damage include brown stains on your ceiling and walls, clumped insulation inside your attic and blisters on painted surfaces. If you are at the point when you have to bring out buckets to catch dripping water every time it rains, it might be time to consider roof replacement.
Certified Roofing Solutions, LLC offers new roof construction and roof replacement services for local homeowners and businesses. No job is too simple or complex for us, and we always make sure to finish projects within appropriate time frames. Give us a call at (800) 647-0986, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.