You may think you don’t need a new roof until it starts leaking – not true. Homeowners may need a new roof for a number of reasons. Here are some tips to help you determine if you need a new roof.
- Roof age
How old is your is your existing asphalt shingle roof? If its older than 20 years, it might be time for a new one. It depends on whether the old roof was removed, or if you have several layers of older roofs beneath your current roof. If this is the case, it is mostly likely you need a new roof.
- Shingles curling and buckling
Shingles that are curled or buckling are another sign that you may need a new roof. Look at the slopes of your home that get direct sunlight and if you notice the shingles are curling and losing granules, it could mean the shingles are past their life expectancy.
- Roof valleys
If your roof shingles are falling apart or missing in this area, it’s a definite sign you need a new roof. Valleys are one of the most important areas of your roof. Snow and rain flow through valleys and into gutters. If the valley is compromised, you could be susceptible to roof leaks.