4 Signs That You Need a New Roof Soon

By Stacy Mellete

When it’s time to replace your residential roof, you’ll be making a considerable investment and sacrificing peace and quiet for a few days. Considering that investing in a new roofing system too early can be just as bad as making a purchase too late, timing is everything.

Today, Affordable Roofing Systems shares the four signs that you need to talk about home improvement with a roofing contractor soon:

  1. Your Shingles Look Different

After having your residential roof for years, you should know how it should normally look. When some of its shingles are cracking, curling, cupping, or worse, missing, then clearly something’s amiss.

Noticing deformation on one side of your roof isn’t enough reason to completely replace the whole thing, though. Actually, re-shingling the affected areas is the next logical step, as well as addressing the underlying issue that caused the damage in the first place. But if your roof’s overall appearance will suffer with the mixture of old and new materials, strongly consider a replacement project instead of doing repairs.

  1. Your Gutters Are Full of Granules

Any experienced local roofing company in Tampa would say that shingles generally shed granules only twice in their lives. First, when they let go of the extra ones shortly after installation. Second, when they near the end of their prime. Losing protective granules is the roof’s equivalent of having gray hair due to aging.

Be wary of balding shingles because they’re more prone to the destructive effects of ultraviolet rays. Once most of their granules fall off, they will deteriorate more quickly.

  1. Your Roof Is Sagging

A drooping roof is a scary sight, and it needs professional attention immediately. Although minor depressions are usually repairable, there’s nothing much left that can be done to save it when the structural issue has already progressed.

  1. Your Roof Reaches a Quarter of a Century

Think about replacement when your original asphalt shingles celebrate their 25th birthday. Roofing products made nearly three decades ago don’t benefit from the advanced technologies manufacturers use now. As a result, they commonly don’t age as well as their newer counterparts. In just a few years, major leakage is a huge probability if you don’t replace them soon enough.

Affordable Roofing Systems can help you determine the most sensible time to replace your aging residential roof. Unlike many of our competitors, we specialize in both roof repairs and replacement jobs. You can rely on us to get an honest assessment and sound recommendations to restore your roof’s beauty and structural integrity.

Call us at (813) 542-8462 now for your free roof estimate. We serve Clearwater and Tampa, FL, as well as other nearby communities.

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