As the primary line of defense between your home and the outdoor elements, which can be severe and diverse throughout the Utah calendar, your roof’s quality and lifespan are vital factors to consider. If your roof is reaching a point where it’s no longer providing you with adequate protection, airflow control and other important needs, it’s time to consider whether replacing it with a newer roofing system is the right move.
At Wizard Roofing, we’re proud to offer high-quality roof replacement services from the top roofing contractors in the business. We’ll help you with everything from assessing your current roof’s quality to determining the perfect style and materials for a replacement, plus installation and long-term maintenance expertise as well. Let’s go over a few of the top signs your roof could be giving you that it’s in need of replacement.
One of the first noticeable signs of a roof that’s wearing down or reaching the end of its lifespan is the presence of damaged or missing shingles. In certain cases, especially if your roof is relatively new, an occasional lifted or missing shingle won’t necessitate a full-on replacement – you can simply have it repaired or replaced and move forward.
Later in the lifespan of a roof, however, you may begin to notice these issues becoming both larger and more common. You may notice several shingles buckling or curling at once, or large patches where shingles are missing entirely. As your roof gets older, it’s important to have a professional inspection done every so often to pick up issues you can’t see from the ground. And at a certain point, damage may become severe enough that continuing to repair individual shingles just doesn’t make as much economic sense as replacing the entire roof.
Debris and Blockages
Over time, asphalt shingles may lose some of the granules that are used to coat and protect them. These granules, which may look a lot like pebbles, will often become caught in the drainage system and block the flow of water.
Not only is the actual blockage itself a concern, but the loss of granules signals that the roof is aging and likely not performing optimally. These granules play a big role in roof efficiency, and when you lose too many, you risk exposing the interior of the home to water damage and other concerns.
Age and Lifespan
Finally, no matter how well you’ve maintained it over the years, even the best roofing materials will eventually wear down and require replacement. Older roofs are less efficient, have a higher risk of leaks and damage, and generally won’t protect your home as well as newer options. When you’re into the double figures in years for an older roof, especially if you approach the 20-year mark, it’s time to start keeping an eye out for damage and considering upcoming replacement.
For more on understanding the signs that it’s time to replace your roof, or to learn about any of our roof replacement or roof tear-off services, speak to the staff at Wizard Roofing today.