Your roof is one of the most important structures of your home which is why it’s important to monitor it for signs of disrepair. A leaky roof can cause serious problems if not addressed quickly, so knowing the signs that indicate it’s time for a roof replacement is key.
Signs that Your Roof May Need to Be Replaced
The average asphalt shingle roof has a lifespan of 20-25 years. However, factors such as extreme weather can heavily impact how long your roof remains in good shape. The Oregon Roof Guys have seen a lot of different roof problems. These are the most common signs that it’s time to start considering replacing your roof.
Shingles that Are Curling or Buckling
If your roof is missing shingles in certain areas or if you notice shingles which are starting to curl upwards or buckle, it’s probably a time to get a consultation. Another warning sign is if you notice shingle granules collecting in your gutters, downspouts, or in areas underneath your roof. These small, black granules help to protect asphalt shingles from UV rays, and they start to fall off in larger quantities as shingles approach the end of their lifespan.
Roof Valleys that Are in Bad Shape
Your roof valleys are the parts of your roof where water is directed from your roof to your gutters. These areas are very important to monitor as more water flows over them than other parts of your roof. If your roof valleys are in rough shape, a roof replacement may be in order.
Water Damage in Your Attic
If you’re unsure about the state of your roof, grab a flashlight and head up into your attic on a sunny day. Look out for places in the roof where sunlight is able to shine through and for signs of water damage in your attic. If you find any, then your roof isn’t adequately keeping water from getting in and it’s time to schedule a consultation.
Your Neighbors Are Replacing Their Roofs
For some neighborhoods, especially those in and around the Eugene/Springfield area, homes are often built at or around the same time. If your neighbors’ homes were constructed around the same time as yours, all of your roofs will need to be replaced around the same time. This is one of the easiest ways to tell if a roof replacement is in your future – see when your neighbors decide to replace their roofs. If you’ve noticed your neighbors getting roof replacements, it’s probably a good idea to have yours checked out as well.