Every so often you look up at your roof and thing to yourself “Wow, how long has it been since I have had the roof replaced?” In our experience, a lot of people have this moment, but then they have no idea what to do next. If you find yourself wondering what to do about your roof, simply give us a call at Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors. We are an experienced and proven residential roofing company in the Poconos and Stroudsburg areas, and we would be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have about your roof. In today’s blog post, we will be discussing a few of the telltale signs that it is time for roof replacement.
When It Might Be Time for A New Roof
Usually, when you need a new roof it is quite obvious, but other times it is not. Typically a standard shingle roof lasts between 15 and 25 years, but that is determined by a number of factors that are often times out of your hands. Anything from the weather to sunlight, to the trees above your home, can all contribute to the length of the life of your home’s roof.
Some common signs that it is time for a new roof are:
Curled Shingle Edges – If you look up at your roof and the edges or corners of your shingles appear to be curled upwards, it is absolutely time for roof replacement. A curled shingle indicates that the shingle is not only old but also that it is extremely weathered and cooked by the sun. If you notice that your shingles have begun to curl, it is important to call us immediately before water or other foreign substances have the ability to get under your shingles and damage your home.
Cracked Shingles – Cracked shingles are another sign that your roof has been experiencing intense thermal exposure, just as curled shingles are. The difference between the two, however, is that cracking shingles in not just a sign of intense heating, but rather is that of intense cooling and heating in a short amount of time. When the shingle experiences extremely variable temperatures, it is not uncommon for them to crack as a result of fluctuating between contracting and expanding.
Missing Shingle Granules – When your roof has become particularly old, you may notice that the shingles begin to lose their color and become black in certain spots of the roof. When you see this, it is time to contact us for a roof inspection, as your roof is likely old enough to need a roof replacement. The granules on a shingle refer to the small, coarse, and waterproof grains that coat the outer layer of the shingle. Once these begin to disappear, the shingle will lose some of its functionality.
Let Us Fix, Or Replace, Your Roof For You
While the three above reasons are the most common reasons for needing roof replacement in the Poconos and Stroudsburg areas, there are a number of other signs that your roof needs replacement. If your home is missing shingles, accumulating moss, or even has been hit by a branch, we urge you to contact Nice Singles Roofing Construction to request a roof inspection and quote.
We perform metal roofing installations and shingle roofing installations, so regardless of your needs, be sure to contact your local residential roofing company, Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors.