You’ve noticed something when you pull into your driveway that makes you wonder what the state of your roof is. Changes have likely been occurring slowly, but you only noticed them one day. You may have noticed that your neighbor has a new roof and decided to evaluate your own. It doesn’t matter what caused you to examine your roof more closely. We’ve all done it.
Most roofs will naturally end their useful life, even if they have not been damaged by a major storm or roof failure. Even with regular preventive maintenance, your roof may look worn and old.
You should contact a roofing contractor if you see any of these seven warning signs. Roof projects can be expensive and a hassle for homeowners. Delaying the replacement of an old roof can lead to bigger problems in the future. Most contractors also offer financing to help spread the cost of a new roof over a number of manageable payments. A new roof will not only protect your home but also transform the exterior of your house, resulting in stunning curb appeal.
Potential Signs That Your Roof May Need to Be Replaced
- The edges of the sling are curled, or the tabs of the ring are rounded.
- Blanches are those spaces where granules are misplained.
- Cracked shingles
- Your roof is at least 20 years old or looks worn and old.
While many shingles are manufactured for durability today, there are many factors that can accelerate shingles’ aging roofing.
- Neighborhoods are getting new roofs.
Your roof may be nearing the end of its life if you live in a home built during the same period.
- Dark streaks
Although this will not harm your roof shingles, it isn’t a good look.
- Moss can develop on roofs that are not exposed to much sunlight. This is especially true in humid, cool climates. Although moss can be an aesthetic issue, it can also hold moisture on the roof surface. In freezing climates, this can damage the granules at the top of the roofing shingles. It is possible to brush off moss, but this will not prevent it from returning. Also, removing it can cause damage to the top shingles. You should also be careful when climbing a ladder and walking on the roof. You might need to contact a roofing contractor.
This post was written by a roofing specialist at All Star Roofing. We offer the best roofing Tampa. We are a family-owned and operated roofing business, striving to be the best in our industry. Our family has been in the Tampa Bay area for over 60 years, and our objective has always been to provide roofing services at a fast, reliable, and competitive rate. All Star has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.