When Is It Time To Replace Your Roof

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A roof is one of the most important elements of your home, yet for many, it is often an overlooked part. If you’re reading this blog, you might already be thinking that your roof MIGHT need replacing. Well, lets take a look. How do you know when it is time to replace your roof shingles? Below are some tell-tale signs that your roof shingles needs replacing.

Roof Shingles Are Curling

This is the sign that is easiest to spot an old, deteriorating roof. Like all things, products have a lifespan. Curling on the edge of shingles is a definite sign that the asphalt roof shingle must be replaced. Often, shingles that are manufactured out of organic parts or wood tend to curl with excessive moisture, so it definitely depends on what type of material is on your roof as well. Replacing  shingles is often the solution to repair and protect your home from possible water damage. 

Eavestrough Filled With Asphalt Granules

Are you seeing granules in your eavestrough? If you are, this means that the roof at is exposed to all the elements. It is a good way to tell the age of your roof, and the quality it is currently in. If this is the case, it is important that you consider replacing the older shingles.

Signs Of Water Damage

A roof that displays signs of damage caused by excessive water should be a signal to replace the roof. But it is also important to get a certified roofing company, like The Roof Hospital Exteriors to exhaust all options, such as a repair before considering to replace your roof. A ‘soggy’ roof can lead to more moisture issues, which can lead to rot. Any browning or yellowing on the inside of a home is also a sure indicator that the roof is quite old. 

Moss Growth On Shingles

Any type of moss growth is another sign that a homeowner may require new roof shingles. If your roof is made of wood, this event is more likely to occur and the idea to upgrade to an asphalt roof should be considered. It should also be noted that moss growth can hinder the ability for the roof to work properly.

Asphalt roof shingles are buckling

Seeing asphalt roof shingles buckling not a good sign, and likely means you’re in need of a replacement. A large amount of factors can attribute to this to occur such as old roof felt material, poor roofing ventilation, and low quality laid shingles. In conclusion, buckling can eventually lead to further leakage and rot.



Knowing the signs of shingle damage is sure to give you a heads-up on when it is time to replace your roof shingles. Contact The Roof Hospital Exteriors For A Free Estimate

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