4 Signs You Need A New Roof
Sturdy roofing materials from trusted roofing manufacturers usually have exceptional durability. They are designed to withstand all weather conditions, whether it’s rain, snow or heat. However, they’re not immune to aging and normal wear and tear.
To help you figure out when it’s time to replace your roof, here are four signs you should start looking for a contractor:
1. Roof Age
An asphalt shingle roof can last for around 20 to 30 years. Some roofs can go beyond their expected lifespan, especially if they are well-maintained. However, a roof’s age will eventually show, and some of its issues will no longer be repaired. Having professionals inspect and identify these age-related problems will help you determine when to have your roof replaced, giving you enough time to prepare for it.
2. Curled Shingles
Asphalt shingle curling can happen due to strong winds. This causes cupping, which appears like upturned shingle edges. In some cases, you’ll notice clawing, which causes the edges of asphalt shingles to remain flat while the center rises and curves. This indicates that your roof needs replacement within five years.
3. Cracked Shingles
Isolated cracks can still be fixed by replacing the damaged shingles. You’ll need an experienced and knowledgeable roofer to perform a thorough inspection and installation. If the cracks have spread in various roofing areas, it might indicate severe wind damage requiring a full roof replacement.
4. Faded Shingle Colors
It’s easy to replace just a few shingles, but finding the exact color match for your old shingles can be troublesome since shingle color slightly changes over time due to weathering. In this case, it might be best to replace the entire roof. However, if it’s OK with you that your new shingles don’t exactly match the old ones, you can opt to replace only the damaged shingles, especially if your roof is still generally in good shape.
You can rely on Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. to provide you with top-notch services all year round. Call us at (713) 466-4447, or fill out this contact form to request an estimate.
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