Chances are, you don’t think too much about your roof because it doesn’t need attention all that often. In fact, most roofs last around 20-25 years. Aside from having a gaping hole in your roof or noticing a leak, it might not even cross your mind that you should check your roof for wear. Here are a few things to look out for to keep your roof in good condition. You should be especially mindful of these if your roof is coming up on the 20-year mark.
Inspect the shingles for curling or buckling. This likely means they are past their life expectancy. If the shingles aren’t that old, it could mean they are defective, and you should contact your roofer to see about getting them replaced.
Missing shingles are a sure sign of needing roof repairs. It is especially important to see if shingles are missing or broken in the valleys of your roof. This is where water flows to and out the gutters, so if there is any damage to the roof in this area, you will almost certainly have problems with leaks in your roof.
Check your gutters for shingle granules. Shingles start to lose more granules toward the end of their life, so if you start to notice a lot in your gutters, it’s time for roof repairs.
If you can see the sunlight through your roof, this likely means you need major roof repairs. If you walk on the roof and it feels springy, this means there is water damage and roof boards probably need to be replaced.
Don’t be alarmed if you notice any of these symptoms on your roof, but it is in your best interest to call us at Peak Performance Roofing & Exteriors, so we can take care of your roof repairs before they become a bigger problem.