Signs your roof will need to be replaced soon might be hiding in plain sight. Precision Roofing Inc, one of the best roofing companies in the state, lists some of them below.
Shingle Granules in the Gutters
The granules on shingles help shield them from UV rays. It’s natural for a few granules to get dislodged, especially if you just had a new roof installed. However, if your roof is more than a year old and the granule loss has progressed to the point where patches have started appearing on the roof, your roof might be defective, or it’s nearing the end of its lifespan. The loosened granules usually end up in your gutters.
In general, the older your roof gets, the more granules that will be lost. Apart from increasingly frequent granule loss, there are other ways to estimate the lifespan of your roof. You can have one of your local roof installers inspect your roof and estimate its remaining lifespan.
Missing or Curling Shingles
Curling shingles are also commonly found on aging roofs, although your roof can also experience this problem if enough moisture accumulates on them. Over time, strong winds might also loosen and dislodge some shingles. While you can always replace these damaged shingles, there comes a point where the damage becomes too frequent and extensive. If it comes to that point, it’d be more cost-effective to get a roof replacement.
Moss and Algae Growth
High moisture levels can create damp spots on your roof that are conducive to moss and algae growth. They can cause dark streaks, and although they’re harmless, these streaks can be unsightly. Given that your roof plays a key role in determining your home’s curb appeal, it’d be more prudent to consult a professional contractor about whether or not these streaks can be removed through cleaning.
While there are conspicuous signs indicating the need for a roof replacement, some are easy to miss. When in doubt, it’s always better to consult a certified contractor.
Precision Roofing Inc is an Owens Corning® preferred contractor with an A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau. To get a free consultation, call (845) 307-0017 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Mahwah, NJ.