Here at Hicks Residential Roofing, we understand that a new roof is a big investment, and one that many homeowners can’t afford to make lightly. However, sooner or later, you will need to have your roof replaced, so it’s important to prepare for that eventuality as much as possible. In this article, our team will go over a few ways to tell when the time for roofing replacement is approaching to help you get ready for that endeavor.
• Age of the Roof- Even if nothing is obviously wrong with your roof, if it is more than 20 years old, you should seriously consider having it replaced. Twenty years is considered the maximum life expectancy for a shingle roof, and if yours is older than that, it’s likely that its effectiveness will start to decline if it hasn’t already.
• Condition of the Shingles- If your shingles are starting to curl up at the edges or become cracked or lose asphalt granules, you will most likely need a roofing replacement in the near future. Cracked or curled shingles are signs that your roof already has a moisture problem, and balding shingles are less effective at serving their purpose of keeping water out.
• Moss Growth- A third sign that you will probably need a roofing replacement soon is moss growth on your shingles. The presence of moss on your roof is more than just a cosmetic flaw, as moss can hold moisture against the roof and cause damage over time.