Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

May 24, 2022

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Your roof is your home’s primary line of defense against the elements. And as such, it’s only normal for it to wear over time. Generally speaking, your roof should need replacing between 15 to 30 years after installation, depending on the material and other factors such as climate. However, if you are like many homeowners, you may not know when your roof was last replaced. Fortunately, there are some signs you can look for that will indicate that it’s time to replace your roof. A roof replacement may be in order if you find:

Shingles Are Missing

Missing shingles is perhaps the clearest sign that it’s time to start shopping around for a new roof. Shingles will typically blow off of a roof during a storm after they have deteriorated. So, even if you find one or a few shingles missing from your roof, it’s likely a sign that there is more that will follow.

Granules in Your Gutters

Most asphalt shingles feature an outer layer of granules that protects against UV rays and prevent algae growth. If you begin to find granules in your gutters’ downspouts, it may be an indication that your shingles are beginning to age and thus lose their effectiveness.

Sunlight Creeping Through Your Roof

Examining your roof deck from inside your attic can be a great way of determining if it’s time for a roof replacement. From there, you’ll have a better vantage point for spotting leaks and any potential water damage to timber. It also gives you the opportunity to find areas where sunlight may be creeping past your roofing deck and into your home. If you can see even the smallest beam of light passing through, it means water will likely find its way in as well.

Call Your Local Roofing Experts

Determining that your roof needs replacing is only half the battle—the other half is finding a reputable roofing company that can properly replace your roof without cutting corners on materials. For homeowners living Naples and throughout Southwest Florida, Absolute Roofing is the name to call on. Our technicians have over 100 years of collective industry experience and we source our roofing materials from top brands such as Owens Corning and GAF. And if you aren’t quite sure whether it’s time to replace your roof just yet, we’ll be happy to help you make that determination with a complimentary roof inspection. Contact us today to get started.