Unless you are a professional roof contractor, it can hard to recognize whether your roof just needs a few minor repairs or if you need a complete overhaul. While you can’t become a roofing expert overnight, our professionals can give you some advice on when it might be time to replace your roof.
There are two types of curling you can see on your shingles. There’s the type where the shingles curl upward in a convex motion or downward into a concave position. These are signs that your roof is very weathered and depending on the severity of the curling will determine when you will need to need to budget for a new roof.
Depending on where you live, wind and moisture are major factors in your roof’s lifespan. With more severe weather locations, is not uncommon to lose a few shingles here and there. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to match your shingles though. Although we can provide you with the same shingle granule, sunlight and other weathering factors will affect the overall aesthetic of your roof. So, know that we try our best to keep your roof looking good. If your roof seems to have more new shingles than old though, you may want to consider replacing your roof all together.
There are two kinds of cracked shingles as well. If you notice that your cracked shingles are isolated to a single area, you may just need to replace those shingles. However, cracked shingles are usually caused by wind damage, so if you notice the damage is dispersed it is time to replace your entire roof.
If you start to notice dark streaks appearing on your roof, it is most likely not causing your roof harm. The likely cause of these dark streaks is an airborne algae. It is possible to clean these dark streaks or you may consider replacing your shingles. It is best to consult our roofing professionals for a diagnosis.
Moss grows in dark, moist places and your roof is not immune to this. If you live a typically cool and damp climate, moss is probably something you’re used to seeing. Unlike the harmless algae streaks, moss can cause damage to your roof. Moss is a product of moisture, and over time this moisture can lead to long term damage to your shingles. Please give our contractors a call if you suspect moss is growing on your roof.
Your roof is just old
Typically, most roofs will need to replaced after about 20 years. If the other homes around you have recently been replaced or you know your neighbors will have contractors in the upcoming months, this can be a telltale sign that you also need to replace your roof. Generally, most homes in a neighborhood are built around the same time and go through roughly the same amount of damage and maintenance. If your neighbors are replacing, its time for your to join in.
Replacing your roof takes time, money, and energy and we know that it is not the easiest thing to work into your busy life. That’s why our roofing contractors at 1800 Roof Plus are dedicated to getting the job done quickly and efficiently while minimizing your need for future repairs. Call us today and we’ll help you decide if it’s time for a roof replacement.