Aging is an inevitable part of your roof’s life cycle. Even with the highest level of care and maintenance, there will come a time when you have to replace it. There are many compelling reasons for doing so: protecting you and your family from the weather, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your home and preventing a potential increase in your home insurance premiums, to name a few. Here’s how to tell if your roof is aging:
Damaged shingles. Old shingles tend to buckle or curl due to long-term exposure to heat, UV rays, moisture and other elements over the years. These are clear indicators that your roof has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced immediately. Delaying replacement will further expose your roof to water intrusion.
Leaks and other signs of moisture damage. If you experience leaks inside your house every time it rains, this is a sign that a fundamental part of your roofing system has failed. Indicators of water damage to watch out for include water stains on your ceiling, clumped insulation and blistered paint on wall surfaces. Get in touch with your roofer to have your roof inspected and possibly replaced if you notice these signs.
Protective granules inside the gutters. You might have noticed some black sand-like sediment inside your gutters. These are protective granules that have come loose from the surfaces of your asphalt shingles. This isn’t uncommon, especially right after your roof is installed. However, exposure to the elements can cause shingles to shed large amounts of granules, which then collect inside your gutters. Bald patches or spots on your roof are a sign that you need to plan a roof replacement project soon.
Bone Dry Roofing Florida provides top-quality roofing services to homeowners and commercial property owners in the area. From full roofing designs and installations to 24/7 emergency storm damage services, our expert team has the experience, knowledge and dedication to provide peace of mind for years to come. Give us a call at (941) 343-5622 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate.