There are several warning signs that roofs are nearing their end. When it comes to the condition of your roof, it's important to pay attention to these signs and to be proactive. A new roof can be a large and costly project, but it is also a necessary part of owning and maintaining a healthy home. If you fail to act in time, you might have to repair more than just your roof. Choosing to ignore the sometimes subtle signs that your roof is failing can lead to not only more repair costs but also to your health and safety and all those living under your roof. When you notice any of these signs, it may be time to replace your roof.
Note: Do not climb on your roof to perform an inspection yourself. If you see any signs of trouble, look up from the ground with binoculars, or have APD Roofing do a roof inspection for you for free.
You have a few loose or missing shingles.
It may be due to storm damage, or your roof may be beyond repair. When your shingles fall off or become loose, you cannot protect your home from the elements.
Blistered, curled, cracked, or dried shingles.
In most cases, if your roof begins to show any of these signs, it has reached the end of its useful life, and you should consider replacing it to prevent further damage. There is also a possibility of blistering when there is too much moisture on the surface (high humidity levels). It usually occurs when the roof ventilation system is inadequate.
The roof is sagging.
A roof may sag due to several reasons, including being weak and deteriorating; improperly installed; or supporting too much weight (such as snow or ice). If your roof sags, it is a clear indication that it needs to be replaced. Without immediate attention, it may collapse.
You have a huge area of dirty/dark roofs.
When shingles become darker, their granules fall off. When shingles become darker, their granules fall off. Those dark patches could also indicate algae or moss growth on your roof, which should be treated immediately.
The gutters are full of granules.
When shingles begin to lose granules, they have reached an age when they are no longer as effective as they should be and must be replaced. When shingles age, they lose more and more granules.
There are several exposed or loose nail heads.
When nails pop out of place, they can create holes and spaces that allow water to penetrate the roof. You may have to replace your roof earlier than you expected due to the damage caused by this moisture.
Your house or attic has been damaged by water.
If you are experiencing water leaks into your home or attic, it's most likely due to inadequate underlayment under your shingles or deteriorated flashing on your roof. Mold and mildew can grow on your roof due to poor ventilation.
A few areas lack or have damaged flashing.
When your roof intersects with projections like your chimney, you install flashing. Water can easily enter your home if your seals around these structures are damaged or broken.
Your roof is over 20 years old.
Asphalt shingles typically last between 20 and 25 years before needing replacement. It is possible that you will need to replace your roof sooner than expected if your roof was installed over the previous roof (shingles on top of shingles).
Heating and cooling your home has become noticeably more expensive.
Bad air may seep into the house if you have an inefficient attic ventilation system or a damaged/leaky roof.
For an inspection and estimate, contact APD Roofing if you notice any of these signs and think your roof might need to be replaced soon. We can provide you with a free roofing estimate upon request. We also provide any other roofing services that you may require. You can be among the first to receive service this year by scheduling an appointment now! We provide services for Houston, San Antonio, Dallas Fort Worth, and Austin.
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