The 5 Telltale Signs Your Roof Is Starting to Wear Out

 In Blog, Roof maintenance, Roof Replacement

If you’re concerned about the integrity of your roof and thinking you may need a roof repair, look out for these 5 telltale signs that your roof might be wearing out. Fortunately, if you catch these problems early, you can take preventative measures to extend the life of your roof, which will save you money in the long run. 

Granules in the Gutter

The shignles are protected from the sun and the weather by a layer of granules on top of asphalt shingles. It’s not uncommon for some granules to fall off immediately after the roof is replaced.  If your roof is more than a few years old, though, you should watch out for granules in the gutter.

A sign that an asphalt roof is beginning to deteriorate is an increase in particles you find in the gutter. The granules’ adhesion is degrading and the shingle becomes exposed to the elements without that protective covering. 

Water is Getting Through

Water leaking into your home is a sure sign that you need to get your roof inspected. Water damage can be both an expensive and time-consuming process, so it’s critical to take action as soon as possible. Most water-leaking issues are caused by ice damming, damaged or missing shingles.

Your Wood Shingles Appear to Be Curling

If you notice your shingles starting to curl, it’s a good indication that they’re not performing as they should. It could be time for a new roof. If these curls have progressed and appear cracked, your shingles are damaged and need replacement. 

Missing or Damaged Flashing

Flashing is the material used by roofers to keep water from seeping around the edges of vents, skylights, and chimneys. Common examples of flashing include metal sheets around chimneys and rubber boots around vents. Water will get inside if the flashing loosens, gets damaged, or is completely missing. 

Contact us today to schedule an inspection if you have started to notice any of the above signs.