Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, and making sure that it is in good shape is arguably one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner. While it can be easy to keep up with other maintenance tasks, however, your roof can sometimes go on the backburner because it is built to last for many years. So, how do you know when your roof needs attention, or that it might be time for roof replacement altogether? Here are a few signs.
Shingles Curled or Cupped – One of the early signs that your roof needs to be looked at is the wear and tear visible on your shingles. For example, if the edges are curled under or cupped outward, you may want to start looking at your options.
Bald Spots – Another sign that you need roof replacement is if your shingles have bald spots where the granules have worn away. This is asking for a roof leak without proper attention.
Cracks in Shingles – Cracks in your shingles can be hard to see at first, but you may find that they open the flood gates any time there is rainy weather. Because your shingles protect the underpinnings of your roof, you’ll want to replace them quickly if cracking occurs.
Age – Your shingle roof is only meant to last about 20 years, and maybe less time depending upon climate and unexpected damage due to weather events. Roof replacement should be at the forefront of your mind if your roof is more than 15 years old.
At Wize Home Direct, we are equipped to help you find the best materials for your roof replacement, so you feel confident your home is protected by this important fixture. Contact us today for more information about shingle roofs and our other roofing types to meet your needs.