Top-grade roofing materials have undergone various tests to ensure they can withstand the harshest weather and have superior durability. However, roofs can never last forever, even the best ones from reputable manufacturers.
To ensure your home is adequately protected, replace your roof as soon as you notice these four signs.
1. The Roof Has Five Years Left
Asphalt shingle roofs typically have at least 20 to 30 years of service life. If you know the age of your roof, you’ll have a good idea of when you need to start preparing for a replacement. This will also help you avoid major issues that could catch you by surprise if you’re unprepared.
2. Curled Shingles
Cupping and clawing indicate that your roof will need replacement soon. These issues mean extensive weathering that happens to asphalt shingles as they age. Cupping is when the asphalt shingles turn upward while clawing causes the edges to stay flat while the middle swells upward. Roofers estimate your roof has about one to five years left until it needs replacement.
3. Missing Shingles
Your roofer may suggest repairs if you’re missing only a few shingles. But once several shingles have come loose or are missing throughout your roof, it might be time to install a new roof. Replacing only the missing shingles can be challenging because the new ones may no longer match the old shingles. Granule colors on asphalt shingles change over time, so you might end up with a roof that looks like a checkerboard.
4. Cracked Shingles
Strong winds can damage your asphalt shingles and cause them to crack. A few cracked shingles are easily replaceable, but a wide area of cracked or missing asphalt shingles means you need to prepare for a full roof replacement within three to five years.
Quality Assurance Roofing offers top-grade roofing systems that last for many years. Call us at (479) 279-8500 (Rogers, AR) or (417) 799-7889 (Branson West, MO). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.