Holes and/or Cracks – Holes or cracks are a key sign that your roofing has suffered damage and is failing. You can closely inspect your shingles to see if there are cracks. If you find cracks you know it is damaged and the roof is likely way past its expected lifespan.
Not addressing this issue can allow moisture to penetrate below to the wood and cause significant damage that will cost much more to repair than if you had not waited. In addition, cracks are like having an opening in your roof and it allows heat and cold to enter your attic potentially causing more issues as well as increasing utility bills.
Buckling or Curling – Buckled shingles (not lying flat, or a “wrinkle” in your roof) and Curling shingles (edges of shingles curling up or frayed at the edges) happen for a number of reasons and really should be addressed to prevent bigger problems in the long run. It could be a ventilation issue, and it could be exposure to sunlight/heat and moisture, and it might be allowing heat, and cold to seep through the roof.
These are sure signs that you need a new roof. If your roof is not very old and you see this, then call Ace Construction & Remodeling Roofing Company and they can see if you are eligible for any reimbursement.
Missing Shingles – It might seem obvious that if you are missing shingles then there is a problem. But sometimes it’s best to restate the obvious. If your roof is missing shingles it opens the roof up to heat, moisture, and cold issues that will cause more problems.
Now if you just survived a storm with high winds, and your roof isn’t very old, and just a couple shingles were damaged or lost, a repair job is probably appropriate. However, if your roof is getting up there in age or you lost many shingles over a large area this could be a sign you need a new roof.
Losing Shingle Granules – When you are losing granules from your shingles then your roof is showing its age. You can look in your gutters and see the mass of granules building up. If you see bald patches on your shingles, or darker spots, it’s because you’re losing the granules. Also, if you see color changes and inconsistencies, these are potential signs you need a new roof.