Your Home is one of the largest investments you will make. We are here to help you keep that investment maintained for years to come!
There are a few things you need to watch for when it comes to your roof
1. Age Of The Existing Shingles - asphalt shingles only last approximately 20 years. Even if the shingles look good from the ground, you could still have issues.
2. Shingles Are Curling - Shingles can curl in two ways: There's cupping, which happens when the edges of the shingles turn upward; and there's clawing, which is when the edges stay flat and the middle starts to come up. "Both are signs of weathering and indicate that problems exist.
3. Missing Shingles - From a functional standpoint, there should be no problem with just replacing a few shingles here and there. What you do need to be prepared for is the fact that it's just about impossible to get a new shingle to match the colour of an old one.
4. Shingles Are Cracked - Cracked shingles are typically a result of wind damage. If just a few shingles are cracked, you can certainly replace them. If the cracking isn't isolated to one particular area and it's random throughout the roof, that's a telltale sign that you should start thinking about a new roof.
5. Shingle Granules In The Gutter - Finding shingle granules in your gutters, is a sign of a bigger problems. Granules help keep the sun off the asphalt. Once the granules fall off and the shingles start to bake, the quality will deteriorate in a hurry.
6. Roof Valleys - If your roof shingles are falling apart or missing in this area, it's a definite sign you need a new roof. Valleys are one of the most important areas of your roof. Snow and rain flow through valleys and into gutters. If the valley is compromised, you could be susceptible to roof leaks.
7. Daylight From The Roof Boards - You don't need us to tell you that this isn't a good sign … because it's not! If light can get in, so can rain, cold air, and snow. Check for light and also look for water stains in your attic.
7 Signs Your Shingles Need Replacing