When Do I Replace My Shingle Roof?

Knowing when to replace your shingle roof can be a little bit difficult. This is because there are typically warranties of between 20 and 50 years, depending on the type of roof it is. The warranty can be hard to gage, however, as many people do not know how long their roof was installed before they moved in there and because of this, people have to do their best to estimate when they will need a new roof. Let’s take a look at some of the way to know when you need a new roof.

In regard to shingles, you have the option to replace individual shingles, or alternatively, replace the entire roof. Some of the ways that you can determine if you need a few new shingles, are as follows:

  • Shingles are cracked and torn
  • Shingles are missing a few pieces
  • There are missing shingles on the roof

These are pretty easy to fix, and you can even do it yourself. Alternatively, however, you may have to replace your entire roof if you have any of the following problems with your roof:

  • The roof is old and past its warranty
  • The shingles are beginning to curl
  • The shingles are starting to lose granules

Shingle roofs can be a bit difficult to determine the age and viability but typically last quite a while. This being said, there are many other different ways you can determine when you need a new roof:

  • Cracked caulking and rust spots that show up when the roof is flashed with a light
  • Worn areas around opening such as chimneys, skylights, and pipes
  • Dampness on and around fireplace
  • Moss and other plant growth
  • Buckling, curling, and blistering shingles
  • Dark ceiling areas

If you are interested in determining if you need a new shingle roof, feel free to contact us or call us directly at (781) 246-5622.

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