When Does My Shingle Roof Need To Be Replaced?

March 29, 2016

It can be challenging for a homeowner to determine if it’s time to replace your shingle roof without the advice of a licensed roofing contractor. Since a homeowner shouldn’t walk on their roof, there are ways to check if the shingles might need replacement from the ground.

  1. First, check for shingle roof granules in the gutters or on the ground. These protective granules will start to fall off in ever greater quantity as the shingles near their end. If you see lots of granules, it is time to call Garabar at [xyz-ics snippet=”Phone-Number-1″].
  2. Look for curled or cracked shingles. As the asphalt in the shingle becomes worn and brittle, it will start to deteriorate. Curling and cracking are signs that the shingles are deteriorating.
  3. Check for organic growth, including mold and mildew. Organic growth can cause premature deterioration of the roof. It is easy for a professional to control and even prevent minor organic growth. However, depending on the severity of the problem, it may require a re-roof.
  4. Naturally, if you see leaks inside your home, this is a clear sign of a roof problem. In this case, the roof can be repaired but may have to be replaced depending on its overall condition.

Regular Inspections Are Good Practice

Of course, implementing a solid roof maintenance plan can offer some clarity as to the remaining life of your roof. Garabar can determine when the shingles are starting to wear beyond their usable life. We can also perform repairs to keep your roof in good shape between regular inspections.

Don’t wait too long. No matter how you determine that your shingles are ready for replacement. Penetrations in the roofing system can cause slow or inconspicuous leaks that can cause significant damage. Early detection will save you money in the long run. Keeping a watchful eye on your shingle roof and replacing it when necessary will help avoid costly repairs.

To get a free no-hassle evaluation and estimate for roof replacement, give Garabar a call at [xyz-ics snippet=”Phone-Number-1″]. We work all around South Florida, including Palm Beach County, Broward County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County.