As roof replacement experts, we frequently receive questions from homeowners asking about how to determine whether it’s time to replace their roof. Determining whether a roof replacement is the best option is complicated and requires professional input. However, there are a four telltale signs you can look for that mean you might need to start planning a roof replacement:
- Age: If your roof is more than 20 years old, it’s probably time to start planning for a replacement. While a properly maintained asphalt shingle roof can last for many decades, time will eventually takes its toll. Weather damage will accumulate and the frequency of repairs will increase. Replacing your roof might be the most cost-effective choice in the long run.
- Shingle Granules in Your Gutter: This indicates that your roof shingles are near the end of their service life. Without roof granules, your shingles can crack under long-term sun exposure, and precipitation can cause your roofing system to deteriorate. As an expert in roof repair and replacement, we suggest that you schedule a roof inspection so we can determine whether you need a new roof.
- Missing Shingles in the Roof Valleys: This is a definite sign that you might need a new roof soon. Your valleys are one of the most important areas of your roof because water tends to accumulate there. The missing shingles will leave your home more vulnerable to costly roof leaks.
- Curling or Buckling Shingles: This is another sign that your shingles are past their life expectancy. Since shingles tend to age uniformly, you may be due for a complete roof replacement. Our roof inspection will determine the best step for you to take to protect your home from leaks.
Wilson Roofing has over four decades of experience in providing roof replacement and roof repair services. We can handle all of your roofing needs and even assist you with your hail damage insurance claim. We can inspect and assess your roof and determine whether roof replacement is the most cost-effective choice for your home. We serve Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (855) 501-2220 to learn more about roof replacement.