While the roof may appear sturdy when you look at it from the curb, the shingles are just one part of the entire system. In fact, your roof may already be reeling from stress and disrepair; you just can’t see it because most of the integral parts of the roof are below the roof shingles.
Genesis Roofing lists the four warning signs you need residential roof replacement soon.
1. Curling Shingles
Let’s start with what you can see—the shingles. Curling is a result of weathering and will turn into a leak in just a few days. While wear and tear is a natural process, inclement weather speeds it up. Thankfully, when curling does happen, you only need to replace the shingles.
2. Missing Shingles
A few missing shingles is relatively normal as it could have been blown off by a strong gust. That said, it’s a different scenario if there’s a large portion of the roof that’s missing shingles. It’s a clear warning that the shingles themselves are a few years past their operating life span and are no longer capable of shielding your home from the elements.
3. Sunlight From the Attic
Patches of sunlight from the attic all come from leaks and holes on the roof. Be thankful that at this point, it’s only light that enters. When it rains, the roof will leak. We recommend having us do roof leak repair when this happens. It’s better to address these leaks when they are still small and relatively harmless to prevent premature roof aging.
4. Granules in the Gutters
Asphalt shingles shed their surface granules as they age and you can tell if they are past their life span when you notice a considerable amount of it on the gutters. It’s also a sign that they are starting to lose their waterproofing, which is dangerous as it makes your roof more susceptible to water damage.
At Genesis Roofing, we can help you identify these warning signs and head off these problems with our roof repair and storm damage restoration. Call us today at (515) 200-1973 to learn more about our services. We offer residential roof replacement in Clive, IA and surrounding communities.