Signs your shingle roofs needs to be replaced

Signs Which Indicate That Your Shingle Roof Needs To Be Replaced

If your residential property has a shingled roof for quite a number of years, then you are probably wondering how or when should you contact a contractor to begin repairs or a full replacement. Our article will feature the key signs to look out for when it’s time for a replacement.

First, we will look at shingles which have displayed signs of clawing or curling. When your shingles begin to claw or curl, this is the most common sign of an aged roofing system as well as a sign of excess heat. When your shingles have gotten to this point, this can result in both ice damage as well as even the wind uplifting them. In addition, they will become rigid and break easily.

Second on our list it the missing granules or bare spots. When downspouts have been placed badly, or even the lack of an eaves trough, as well as even the initial design for drainage on your second story which creates a waterfall effect, can all eventually wash your granules away as time goes. In addition, physical damage, as well as aging, can indeed cause the loss of granules as well as bare spots, and when these granules are lost, they expose your shingles resulting in hardening as a result of sun exposure and heat. It should be noted that the loss of granules is quite a disadvantage since it speeds up the aging process of your roof and even creates a point of entry for water (like here).

Third on our list is missing shingles or broken shingles. When shingles are broken, missing or both, they compromise the integrity of your roofing system. This also creates an entry point for water. Damaged shingles are typically caused by constant wind as well as physical damage.

As we conclude we have just looked at some of the major signs which indicate that your shingle roof needs repairs or a full replacement. When selecting a potential roofing contractor for your job, be sure that they are properly certified since poor quality work can cost you more in the long run.

Source: Copeland roofing and gutters