How To Determine If You need A Roof Replacement
When a roof looks old and worn out, it usually means it’s time for a replacement. Choosing to delay it isn’t recommended as it will only cause more problems for your home. But even if your roof still looks fine at a glance, there are other warning signs you should look out for, including the following:
There are two ways that shingles can curl. Cupping happens when the edges of the shingles turn upward. Clawing is when the edges stay flat, and the middle starts to come up. If you see any of this in your current roofing system, then it’s a sign that it will need to be replaced soon. If it’s only affecting a minor part of the roof, it can still be repaired by a professional. But if too many of the shingles are already damaged and curling, then a full roof replacement may be more cost-effective.
The Age of Your Roof
Having curled shingles all over your roof means it’s near the end of its lifespan. Usually, you only have about three to five years left to replace your whole roof, but as the highest rated roofer in the area, we strongly recommend replacing your system as soon as possible. While today’s shingles are made for durability, wear and tear will decrease their effectiveness throughout their expected lifespan. And, if your roof is already around 20 years or older, then you need to get it replaced to avoid more costly problems for the rest of your home!
Granules on Your Gutters
While it’s fine to see some granules in your gutters if your roof is still new, if it’s already over 15 years old, it means you might have a more serious problem. Granules are meant to protect the asphalt from sunlight. So, if they’re starting to fall off, the shingles will start to bake. When this happens, the deterioration accelerates while it loses its effectiveness in protecting your roof.
As the best roofing company in the area, Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. always gets the job done right. Call us today at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation for your replacement!
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