A lot of homeowners do not know when they should replace the asphalt shingle roof on their house. If you’re asking yourself this question, you may already be dealing with roof issues, or your roof may be really old and you suspect it may be time. Other than a leak, most people do not know what kind of issues to look for.
If your shingles are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to call a Lewisville Roofing Company to evaluate your roofing system for replacement!
- Hail/Wind Damage
- Granule Loss
Shingles that have deteriorated will sometimes curl upwards, and no longer lay flat against the roof deck. Curling can happen over the years as your shingles lose granules. If you notice that your shingles are curled upwards, your roof is in need of replacement. Your shingles have lost their ability to guard your house from water. If water begins to leak into your attic, it can cause extensive interior damage to your attic, insulation, and drywall. You may even develop mold from water saturating an area for an extended period of time, possibly without your knowledge.
Hail damage is another big reason to get your roof replaced. Hail impacts can create rivets into the shingles and vent coverings, which can greatly affect the integrity of your roofing system. Hail damage is covered by most insurance policies, so if you have experienced hail at your home, you should contact your insurance company. If you’ve experienced wind damage, you may be able to see on your roof where areas of shingles have blown up, or are missing. If you see shingles that have been uplifted, this will eventually turn into a leak. So, we recommend getting this evaluated as soon as possible.
Shingles that are delaminating can look as if they are crumbling. You may find large chunks of shingles and granules in your yard or gutters. Delamination is normally a result of aging shingles. Sun and heat can dry the roof shingle out, and make it more brittle.
Although granule loss is normal over the lifespan of your roofing system, if your roof gets to a point where it has lost more granules than it has left. It is probably time to consider replacement!
Take a quick look at your roof, walk around the perimeter of your house. If you think it may be experiencing any of the above items, call a reputable Lewisville TX roofing company to come check it out for you! Call Alpine Roofing Construction at 972-957-7011 for a free estimate!