When it comes to your roof, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so they earlier you can detect problems, the better. Here are 3 common signs that you need to get your roof replaced by a professional roofer:
- Curling Shingles
Shingles can curl in one of two ways. They can start to cup which means their edges might start to curl around the edges in a cup shape. Then there is clawing which deforms the shingles as the middle comes up and the edges remain flat. Both are signs that the material is past its prime and needs to be replaced before it leaves gaps. Depending on the extent of the damage, you are looking at a new rood from a year to 5 years.
- Empty valleys and leaks
By valley we mean the depressed area that exists between 2 slopes in a roof and which are responsible for shedding rain and snow. If the shingles are missing in this area or are deformed, leaks are likely. In fact, even if the shingles are in relatively good condition, you should still check your attic for any water damage. You might have leaks in the roof and if the damage is extensive, a complete roof replacement is a good idea.
Granules in the gutter
Granules in the gutter are normal when a new asphalt roof is placed because they are nothing more than loose extras. These should shed by themselves but if you see some 10 or 15 years after your roof replacement, then it is a sign that you need a roof replacement. Otherwise, the granules will make the shingles deteriorate faster. If you never had a roof replaced and just noticed granules on yours then chances are your shingles are halfway done.
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