As a homeowner it’s always good to stay on top of the condition of your roof. It will be a lot better on your wallet, on your spirits and on your houses overall well being if you catch a roof situation before it becomes really bad. Luckily for you, a roof may start to show signs of breaking down before it becomes too late.
As experienced roofing contractors we have seen it all. Listed below are some of the times when you should replace your roof over a repair or maintenance.
Your Roof Is Really Old: The average asphalt roof usually lasts between 20-25 years. If your roof is dealing with some nagging issues, leaks and shingle problems and it is up near 20 plus years old then you should most likely get an installation.
You Have Shingles Curling: Shingles that are curling back is a big sign that you are in need of a new roof. Walk around your house and check out the sides of your roof that get the most sunlight first.
Shingles Are Missing Everywhere: A few missing things after a big storm or long winter isn’t a huge deal. Atlantic Coast Property Solutions can work with you in order to get a couple shingles back on your house but when shingles are falling off all the time your house can start to look like a checker board.
You Are Finding Shingle Granules in Gutters: One way to tell that the shingles on your house are deteriorating is to check your gutters. What would your gutters have to do with your shingles? Well, as your asphalt shingles age, the granules start to fall off and will end up in the gutters. So, look up in your gutters and if a large amount of granules are to be found then it’s best to check your roof checked out.
Is that daylight in your roof?: This may be one of the easiest things to check but go up in your attic and make sure that you can’t see daylight shining through your roof. If this is the case, you most likely would have noticed leaking prior but it’s always good to double check.
If you are still unsure, please reach out to a licensed contractors. Atlantic Coast Property Solutions can help diagnose what is wrong and will provide you with the best advice for you. For further questions we can be reached over the phone at 781-817-6941!