Asphalt shingles provide unsurpassed value for home roofing. Not only is this material available in a huge array of styles and colors, but it also provides a relatively lengthy period of service. When you consider these factors, it makes perfect sense that asphalt shingles have become the most popular roofing material in the country. An asphalt shingle roof will not last forever, though. If you notice any of the following signs, you may need a new shingle roof.
Loss of Granules
The roofing granules on your asphalt shingles accomplish more than just the accent of your roofing’s physical appearance. These invaluable granules actually protect your shingles from impacts and damage from the sun. If you begin to notice their abundant appearance in your gutters, then your granules have begun to wash away. Roofing that cannot maintain its granules needs quick replacement.
An asphalt shingle roof that is missing shingles cannot provide for the adequate protection of a home. Each missing shingle represents the opportunity for a leak. While it is normal to replace an occasional shingle or two, especially after a major storm, the replacement of an abundance generally signifies the need for a new roof.
Old age represents the most frequently cited reason for a new roof. An asphalt shingle roof generally provides dependable service for 15 to 20 years. After this period, you will most likely begin to experience issues that include the loss of granules or regular loss of shingles. Even without these problems, you should certainly schedule a roof inspection if your shingle roof has surpassed 20 years of age.
Even in the absence of visible problems, an aged roof could fail during the next major storm. To avoid this disaster, schedule a roofing inspection today with McRoof. We represent the area’s leaders for a new shingle roof, and remain available for your service at 682-478-2380.