On its own, an aging roof can be difficult to spot. Even experienced roofing contractors can be duped by old roofs at first glance. As a homeowner, it can be helpful to see your roof side-by-side with a picture of a newly installed one to really pinpoint the details that can tell you that you may need to start saving up for a roof replacement. Or, you can look for the following signs.
Around Your Home
You don’t need to look at the top of your home to see if you need roof repair. Sometimes, the signs are on the ground around your house. Walk around your yard, and keep an eye out for loose granules on the grass or pavement, especially if the granules are the same color as your roof. Loss of granulation is one way regular wear and tear manifests itself on roofs. If you have excessive asphalt granules around your home, it’s time to book a service visit from your local roofer.
Cracked, Bent and Broken
Take a close look at the shingles on your roof. Pay close attention to the state of the individual shingles. There’s no need to get up on the roof itself (this can be dangerous) to see whether your shingles are looking worse for wear. If you have cracked, lifted, bent or missing shingles, contact a professional roofing contractor right away.
Sign up for a regular maintenance program with your local roof companies. They offer annual inspections and can tell you if you’re due or close to being due for a replacement. Signs of aging can be hard to spot so it helps to have a professional eye do the work for you.
At Roofing by Curry, we are your leading provider of roof repair, replacement and maintenance services. Give us a call at (941) 921-9111, or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection or request a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Sarasota and nearby areas .