You might not know how old your roof is, especially if you just bought your home. But if you do, and it’s 15-20 years old, it’s time to replace your roof with a new one! While roof materials last a long time, they won’t last forever.
Curled or Buckled Shingles
You can often tell how old your roof is by what your shingles look like. Buckled shingles indicate age; if they start to curl, they can’t do their job of shedding rain and snow anymore. It’s only a matter of time before you’ll get internal leaks.
If an intense storm just blew through, check your shingles. If you have a few missing, you’ll want to get them replaced quickly. If a lot of them are missing, you might take the opportunity to replace your whole roof.
Shingles Missing Granules
If you find granules in your gutters and notice that your shingles are starting to look smooth, it might be time to replace them. Shingles are textured to help shed moisture, so when they begin to lose that texture, you know they’re too worn to be effective anymore.
Leaking in Your Attic
One significant sign that you’ll need a new roof can be found in your attic. If you see evidence of leaking or can see daylight through your roof, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a roof specialist.
Consult a Professional
Seek advice from a professional to diagnose the issue if you observe buckled shingles, missing shingles, or these other signs with your roof. If it’s minor, you might be able to merely replace some shingles. But if it’s been many years since your roof was installed, consider having the whole thing replaced. Peak Custom Remodeling is a local roof replacement contractor serving Maryland, DC, and northern Virginia.