Your roof contributes significantly to your home’s protection, comfort, and beauty, which is why it’s so important to take good care of it. Eventually, however, even a high-quality, well-maintained roof will fail. In today’s post, Sterling Exteriors, your trusted roofing and siding expert, shares four signs that mean it’s probably time to invest in a roof replacement:
1. Your Roof Is at the End of Its Service Life: According to experts, most roofing systems last up to 30 years, although some can last even longer. If your roof is nearing the end of its projected service life, it’s time to call a roofing professional to assess the condition of your roof and advise you on how to proceed.
2. Excess Granules in the Gutters: Granules protect your shingles and your entire roofing system from damaging UV rays. While it’s common for new roofs to shed granules, a roof between 10-15 years old that does so has a problem, which may require replacement.
3. Missing Shingles: A storm can tear off some of your roof’s shingles, leaving the underlayment exposed. If you notice missing shingles, you need to invest in prompt roof repair to prevent more costly damage. If the damage is widespread, however, you’re likely better off with a full replacement.
4. Curling and Buckling Shingles: Constant exposure to harmful elements can cause the shingle to curl and buckle over time. This provides an entry point for leaks, which is why you need to address this issue promptly. Depending on the extent of damage, it can be anywhere within five years before you’ll need to replace your roof.
As your trusted roofing company, Sterling Exteriors can help you achieve the best results for your roof replacement project. We offer top-quality roofing products from GAF, the leading manufacturer in the roofing industry, to ensure lifelong efficiency and reliable protection. You can also count on us to transform your outdoor living space. Call us at (513) 322-4777 for more information about our products and services. We serve Milford, Newtown, and Anderson Township, OH.