When Is It Time for Shingle Replacement?

Asphalt shingle roofs are widespread in the United States. In fact, according to research, asphalt shingles were invented about 100 years ago. They are the most common home roofing component in the United States and can be found in over 75% of homes. There are different types of asphalt shingles, and they are available in three-tab, dimensional, and luxury. But like everything else, none of them last forever. So when is it time for you to hire a roofing company for shingle replacement?

Curling Shingles

If your shingles are curling, it may be due to the asphalt patching and shrinking over time. This causes your shingles to become brittle, allowing water to leak into your home. The only fix is shingle replacement, but if the problem is widespread, you may need to call a roofing contractor to replace the entire roof.

Missing Granules

If you have a darker roof and see lighter shingles throughout, some granules are missing. In fact, when you clean your gutters, you may notice a lot of grainy elements. Missing granules can mean there isn’t a protective shield on your shingles to keep them safe from the sun’s UV rays.

Missing Shingles

No homeowner wants to find out there are missing shingles from their roof. If you start to find some of your asphalt roof components in your yard or you see missing pieces on the top of your home, you should call a roofing contractor immediately to get this fixed. You should immediately call a professional roofer for shingle replacement.

Old Roof

The projected life of a three-tab asphalt roof is 25 years. As your roof gets closer and closer to the end of its lifespan, you should start looking for a roofing company to hire. Roofing contractors recommend you replace your roof when it has reached roughly 80% of its useful life. So if you have a three-tab asphalt roof with a 25-year lifespan, consider shingle replacement after 20 years.

These are a few reasons why you might need to hire a roofing company for shingle replacement. If you see any of these signs, call Roofworks to schedule a roof replacement.

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