Residential roofs tend to last between 20 and 30 years. Depending on the material you used, it is possible your roof can last upwards of 50 years. However, sooner or later, your roof will fail. You need to be ready when this happens and contact expert roofers to install a new one. Here are common signs it is time for a new roof installation.
1. Shingles Are Always Missing
For the most part, when you see a shingle missing, you only need to replace that individual shingle. When your roof keeps losing shingles, then you have a structural problem. If you constantly have to replace shingles once every few months, then you will probably be better off just getting a new roof to save yourself some headaches.
2. Granules End Up in the Gutter
When you first install an asphalt roof, it is normal to see granules in the gutter. These are just loose, extra ones. However, after 10 years, you need to be worried if you start finding granules everywhere. The granules falling off means the shingles will bake in the sun and deteriorate faster. Most of the time, this means your roof is about halfway through its lifespan, so you need to be vigilant.
3. The Roof Is Sagging
This is one of the best issues you need to take note of. There is no time to waste when the roof sags. You need a new roof this instant. Sagging is an indicator of a structural issue. It could be a sign of a problem with the attic’s decking. You need to replace your roof immediately because it is possible the entire roof can collapse.
Replacing a roof is a big undertaking, which is why you need the professionals from Badger Contracting to help you. Contact us today by calling 410-417-6972 or sending an email to Badger Contracting to schedule a routine inspection to make sure your roof is in good shape.