How long can my roof last? Homeowners usually ask themselves this question during a roof inspection. Some signs will tell you when your roof is near the end of its lifespan. The roof repair experts at State Roofing list them below.
Asphalt shingles, a popular type of roofing material, have granules embedded in them. These granules protect your roof from UV rays, which can weaken the surface.
A certain degree of granule loss is expected throughout a shingle’s lifetime. As a rule of thumb, the older roof is, the more severe the granule loss gets. But if you begin to see bald patches on your roof or granules start to fill your gutters, your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Curling shingles can happen even if your roof hasn’t suffered any major leaks. A sturdy roof can prevent water from infiltrating its underlayers. But at the same time, it also prevents the air trapped underneath from escaping. The problem is that over time, the sun heats the moisture trapped in the underlayers, causing your shingles to curl.
Leaks and Watermarks on the Ceiling
The deterioration of the roof’s surface, either through the loss of UV-resistant granules or shingles curling, can result in leaks. Depending on their severity, signs of moisture damage, like ceiling water stains, might start to appear.
Increasingly Frequent Repairs
An aging roof won’t be able to resist the elements as much as it used to, which is why older roofs need frequent repairs. At this point, getting a roof replacement makes more financial than scheduling roof repairs every month or so. But if you want a more accurate estimate of your roof’s lifespan, consult an experienced roofing contractor.
Looking for experienced contractors in your area?
State Roofing, a contractor with more than five decades’ worth of experience, offers professional home improvement services, including the installation of new roofing systems and decks. To get a free estimate, call us at (360) 794-7164 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Tacoma, Bothell and Everett, WA.