It is common that whenever a roof starts leaking, homeowners think of replacing it. The leakage though could have happened due to many different problems. So, what are the factors that indicate that your roof needs repairing or you need roof restoration?
Following are a few tips to know that your roof needs restoration:
- Age of Roof
What is the age of your asphalt shingle roof? According to the experts, a roof will last for 20 to 25 years. Also, you need to find that if the old roof was removed previously and your shingles are properly ventilated. When one roof is installed over another or several other layers, and it is 20 years or older, you will then need a new roof.
- Buckling and Curling of Shingles
When the shingles get buckled or curled, you will need a new roof. Take a look at the shingles to get direct sunlight over them; if the singles are getting curled and they are losing granules, it is an indication that your roof has crossed its life expectancy. It shows that your roof is defective.
- Valleys of Roof
In the roof valleys, if roof singles fall apart or missing, then you definitely need a new roof. These areas are important. The valleys guide snow and rain to the gutters. When your valley shows defect, your roof is susceptible to leaks.
- Shingles are Missing
When shingles are missing, it is an indication that your roof might fall. All shingle tabs need to be checked.
- Granules of Shingle in the Gutter
Take a closer look at the granules of shingles. When the life cycle of the roof approaches near, they tend to lose more granules. Also, if the color of parts of the roof is inconsistent or dark, it means granules are wearing away.