In the same way that you’ll require siding replacement when your siding stops performing as it should, you’ll also need to invest in roof replacement when your roofing system starts failing. Normally, you start noticing the wear when your roof begins aging past it’s prime. Unless you know exactly when your roof was installed, though, it can be tricky to tell when your system is nearing the end of its service life.
To help you out, NorthWest Construction, the leading roofing contractor in the region, lists some of the signs of roof aging you can watch out for.
Curling shingles – Since asphalt shingles are popular among homeowners, curling shingles is one issue that they commonly encounter as their roofs age. When asphalt shingles are exposed to the elements constantly, some of their layers expand and contract faster than the others, resulting in the layers peeling off. Known as curling, your roofing and bathroom remodeling contractor warns that this can magnify over time and lead to other problems such as roof leaks.
Missing or blown-off shingles – Missing shingles could be the result of a powerful storm or a sign of your roof’s age. During installation, shingles are fastened to the roof with nails and a quality seal strip. As your roof ages, the seal can deteriorate and no longer hold down shingles effectively.
Shingle granules in gutters – If you suddenly notice a buildup of granules in your troughs, it’s a clear sign that your asphalt shingles are nearing the end of their service life. These granules act as a protective layer over shingles, which slowly gets worn out as your roof ages and battles with abuse from Mother Nature.
Keep in mind that your insurance provider can increase your insurance premiums if you have a dated roof, or in severe cases, drop your coverage. If you need help taking care of your roof, we’ve got you covered. NorthWest Construction offers top-quality roofing services to help you inspect, repair and replace your roofing system when necessary. We also offer expert bathroom and kitchen remodeling services.
Schedule a FREE consultation by calling us at (313) 277-7676 or by completing our form today. We serve homeowners in Farmington Hills, Livonia, Canton, MI, and other nearby areas.