Your roof is crucial to keeping your home and family safe from the elements outside. Unfortunately, our roofs can become worn and weathered and will need replacing. But when exactly do you know when you need a roof replacement? Here are four signs your home is in need of a new roof.
Your Roof Is Up In Years
If you have a typical shingle roof, your roof should last 20-25 years. If you roof is nearing or over 25 years of age, you should consider a roof replacement.
The Shingles Are Curling or Missing
Curling shingles are a sign that your roof is deteriorating. If the shingles are cupping or clawing, then your roof should be replaced to avoid leaks and other damage. If you are missing shingles altogether, that’s another sign you need a roof replacement. A few missing shingles are okay, but big sections of shingles missing it not.
Your Roof Is Covered in Moss and Algae
While this is seen as a cosmetic issue, it can also affect the life of your roof. Moss and algae can cause your roof to hold onto moisture and can ruin the granules on your shingles. Consider a roof replacement or have your roof checked out.
You’re Finding Shingle Granules in Your Gutters
Finding a few granules in your gutters are common, but if you are finding a ton of granules in your gutters than you might need a roof replacement, especially if your roof is 10-15 years old.