Here is What to Look For
Missing shingles – This is one of the most obvious signs, especially if there are missing shingles in the roof valley. The valley is where rain flows. If it becomes compromised, it’s a very good change the roof will end up with a leak soon.
Shingle edges are curled or buckling – If your shingles start to curl, crack, blister or buckle,
it could mean that they are past their life expectancy.
Bald spots on roof – If you spot patches where granules are missing, it is not a good sign. As a roof nears the end of its useful life, it tends to shed a lot more granules. Your gutters may even be loaded with them.
Sagging or droopy roof – This could mean rot, so be sure to check for signs of moisture like rotting boards, moss or algae.
Light or moisture in attic – Look for beams of light shining through. Also, if you notice streaks or stains,
then that means there are leaks.
Neighbor’s roofs – Houses with roofs built close to the same time period have most likely experienced the similar weather conditions, so if you see multiple neighbors replacing their roofs, it might mean that your roof is also nearing its end as well.
The average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof can vary from 10 to 40 years depending on the quality of the materials and installation. A cheap roof won’t last nearly as long and will actually cost you more in the long term. Get the best lifetime value for your home by going with a reputable roofing company whose focus is on the best products and best workmanship in the business.
Matthew Lorand Roofing and Restoration has more than 50 years of experience in roofing and remodeling services here in the Austin Texas area. With that much experience we can guarantee a level of integrity and quality that other contractors can’t match.
A new roof on your home can mean so much more than improved curb appeal; it can also increase the value of your home while providing you and your family with added protection from the elements.
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