Your roof is meant to protect you against weather extremes and the elements. It’s essential in keeping your interior comfortable However, as windows and doors, they don’t last forever, and would eventually need replacement.
Read on to find out when it’s time to replace your home’s roof.
There Are Missing Shingles
It’s difficult to find shingles that exactly match the existing ones when a piece goes missing. Over the years, the granule color changes. The color of your roof can also naturally change due to weathering or with age. When your roof begins looking like a checkerboard, consider replacing the entire system.
Your Roof Is At Least 25 Years Old
Asphalt shingle roofing is the most popular material in U.S. homes. It usually lasts between 20 and 30 years, depending on how well the system was installed and maintained. If your roof is more than 25 years old, it’s a good idea to have it checked by a professional to determine whether it needs replacement. You may want to think about replacing your siding if it’s also decades old.
You See Curling Shingles
Shingles can either cup or claw. It’s considered cupping when the edges of the shingles turn upward, while it’s clawing when the edges remain flat and the middle starts to rise. When the shingles on your roof begin curling, you have between one to five years before you need to get a new roof.
Excessive Granule Loss
It’s normal for a new roof to shed some granules when it’s just been installed. Those granules are excess ones that fall during installation. However, if your roof is at least 10 years old, it could indicate a bigger issue. Granules protect the asphalt from the damaging effects of the sun. Without it, the roof will start to wear faster.
When it’s time to replace your roof, you can count on Masters Roofing. We’re also here to help if you need an exterior painting service. Give us a call at (901) 871-7663 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients in Memphis, TN.