There are many ways to determine the life cycle of your roof.
- The easiest way, is if you know the age of your roof. The average aged roof is going to need replacement between 18-20 years. Anything beyond that and your asking for trouble. (Unless you have a designer or architectural shingle, which can be a little harder to determine by age.)
- Are you losing a lot of granules from your shingles? Granules are the sand like components that really are the life of your shingle. If you happen to notice a lot of granules in your gutter or coming out of your downspouts on a mild-hard rain then your shingles are entering their final days.
- Are you noticing your shingles are starting to curl? When shingles no longer lay flat on your roof that are susceptible to blow offs even in mild winds, as they become brittle.
- Finally, are you experiencing leaks? This is defiantly a sign (on an aging roof) that it is time to replace.
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