You may know that the average lifespan of a residential asphalt shingle roof is about ten to fifteen years. However, you may not actually know the signs that your roof has started to fail on you. By being able to spot these signs, you can get a better idea of when you need to start making room in your budget for a new roof, and that can help take some of the sting off.
Shingle Buckling and Curling
With age, you will notice that some odd things will start to occur with your shingles. Over time, the individual shingles may start to curl up at the edges. This is usually a growing sign that your roof is getting too old and it may start having more serious issues too. As for buckling, this often looks like your roof has started to do the wave, and it is not a good sign either.
Sometimes roof leaks happen due to natural wear. However, if you have had more than one or two roof leaks in the past five years, your roof is ready to be replaced. You will notice it more around areas where the seals or flashing are starting to break down, like around the chimney or vents. These can be patched, but it is a temporary fix.
The grainy top on an asphalt shingle serves several purposes, but mostly it is a layer of protection. It will naturally shed some of these, but if you find your gutters full of little rocks, it means the shingles have reached the end of their lifespan.
Do you have a residential asphalt shingle roof in the Waxahachie area that is manifesting any of these signs or more? We can help you. Contact us today to see what we at Vera Roofing & Construction can do to help.