Most roofs can protect your home for decades before wear and tear eventually takes its toll. If your roof is at a certain age, you need to keep an eye on it to make sure it can still adequately protect your home’s interior. Once you see certain signs of damage, call Superior Roofing for a professional roofing system inspection. Here are four signs that you might need a roof replacement in the future:
Your Roof Is Over 20 Years Old – A typical asphalt shingle roof can last between 20 to 30 years. While regular maintenance can make sure your roof lasts as long as possible, you need to pay careful attention to your roof once it’s over 20 years old. At this point, damage and repairs can become more frequent. You need to call us for a roof inspection. We can evaluate your roof and give you an estimate on how long you can expect it to last.
Granules in the Gutter – Asphalt shingle granules protect the shingles from the effects of long-term sun exposure. If rain begins to wash away the granules and deposit them in your gutters, then this may be a sign that your shingles are already halfway through their life span. Once the granules fall off, the shingles can get damaged by the sun, increasing the risk of roof leaks. As a roof replacement expert, we recommend calling us for an inspection.
Missing Shingles – Strong winds can blow off shingles from your roof. Missing shingles are a big problem because the gaps in your roof expose the vulnerable underlayment. Water can damage this underlayment and eventually reach your ceiling and attic. We can determine the extent of the roof damage and decide on how to fix it. If the damage is excessive, you may need to plan for a roof replacement.
Sagging Roof – This is a clear sign that you need a roof replacement as soon as possible. If your roof sags, it means there is an underlying structural issue. There may be problems with your decking in your attic or with the supports on your foundation. You need to call us as soon as you can because it’s easier to fix this problem when the depression is still small.
As the leading roof repair expert in our area, Superior Roofing has helped countless homeowners with their roofing problems. We are a GAF Master Elite® contractor, giving us the knowledge, skills and training needed to handle any kind of roof repair or roof replacement project. We serve many areas, including Phenix City, AL, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call to learn more about the signs you might need a roof replacement. You can also request a free quote.