Your roof can reach the end of its life without experiencing failure or collapse. If you put off roof replacement, however, it could result in bigger and more expensive problems down the road. Here are five signs that indicate you need to replace your roof soon.
1. The End of Its Expected Service Life Is Fast Approaching.
A standard asphalt shingle roof is expected to last between 20 to 30 years. If your roof is already past its second decade, then it is time to add roof replacement to your home maintenance to-do list — even if your roof still looks relatively good.
2. The Shingles Are Starting to Curl.
Shingle curling is a sign of weathering and often indicates that problems such as leaks are about to occur. Depending on the seriousness of the curling, it could be anywhere from a year to five years before your home or building requires a new roof.
3. There Are Excessive Amounts of Granules in the Gutters.
If your roof is approximately 10 to 15 years old, having excessive amounts of granules in your gutters is a big problem. Granules protect the shingles from damaging ultraviolet rays. Once they fall off, it is only a matter of time before your shingles start to bake under the heat.
4. Sunlight Is Peeking Through the Attic.
If light can get in, so can air and rain. Inspect your attic for water stains or any discoloration for these are symptoms of an active leak. Minor leaks can be patched up, but the presence of structural damage and an aging roof makes it wiser to replace your roof sooner rather than later.
5. The Roof Is Sagging.
A sagging roof is alarming because it indicates a major structural issue. There could be a problem with the decking in the attic or the supports in the foundation. If your roof is starting to take the shape of a saddle, call in an expert as soon as possible.
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