When to Replace Your Roof: 3 Warning Signs to Watch Out For
Replacing a roof is one of the biggest jobs that can be performed on your home. It takes intensive work that is difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. Your roofing protects many parts of your home, from its siding to its foundation, and when there are any problems with your roofing, many other parts of your home are left vulnerable to much more damage. Maintaining and repairing your roof is extremely important, but eventually, that roof will need to be replaced.
When you have any problems with your roofing, the New Jersey roofing contractors at American Roofing Service can provide you with prompt and professional repairs. We’ll also be able to let you know when your roofing may need to be replaced, and we can provide you with a high quality roofing replacement.
When it is time to have your roofing replaced, you won’t want to be caught off-guard. Look out for these warning signs that it may be time to replace your roofing:
Your Roof Is More Than 25 Years Old
Asphalt shingle roofing typically lasts for around 20-30 years. If you have asphalt shingle roofing for much longer than that, chances are that it has some serious problems, even if you aren’t able to tell. You should have your roofing inspected by a professional once every three years, roughly, and when your roofing is around 25 years old, start to pay closer attention to any problems that develop.
Curling Shingles (Or Other Shingle Problems)
There are two ways in which shingles can curl:
- The first is “cupping”, which is what occurs when the edges of the shingles turn upwards.
- The second is clawing, which is when the edges stay flat but the middle starts to come up.
Both of them are a sign that the roofing is weathering and that serious problems (like leaks) can start to develop soon. Call our professionals to have your roofing inspected. Most likely, your new Jersey home’s roofing will need to be replaced around 1-5 years after curling occurs.
Other shingle problems include:
- Cracked shingles
- Missing shingles
- Damaged shingles with missing granules
- Moss or algae growth
Your Roof is Sagging
Once your New Jersey home’s roof starts to sag, you probably need a roofing replacement as soon as possible. Any amount of sagging is typically an indication of serious structural issues. It’s important to take care of this problem quickly before it progresses.