Timing is everything. That’s what they say, anyway. But how do you know when the right time is to complete this project or take care of that responsibility? Who actually has any idea? If you own a home, you likely have an asphalt shingle roof. As time passes, the roof ages. When does the moment come to replace roof shingles, and how do you recognize the signs that you need a new roof?

3 Reasons Homeowners Procrastinate Replacing Roof Shingles

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No Roofing Problems… As Far As The Homeowner Knows

Out of sight, out of mind. If you don’t observe signs of a roof leak or other moisture intrusion, should you assume the roof is in good condition? Many roofing issues are hidden defects, not visible to the naked eye, and not detectable without a professional inspection.

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

People are skilled at putting off what they don’t see. People are also capable of pretending that a problem will just fix itself. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Don’t kick the can down the road! Delaying the inevitable only creates bigger problems.

Squeeze Every Ounce Of Life From The Current Roof

Like a used car with high mileage, some vehicle owners will drive that car until it drops, even if it has a host of mounting problems. Often, an aging roof is treated the same way. Its condition might be deteriorating, but some homeowners will ignore the roof until it collapses.

Approximate Lifespan Of A Residential Asphalt Shingle Roof

As America’s leading roofing manufacturer, Owens Corning offers the finest quality asphalt roof shingles in the industry. The average longevity of an asphalt shingle roof depends on the product offering.

25 to 35 years

25 to 35 years or more

20 to 35 years

15 to 30 years

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3 Ways To Know If A Roof Replacement Must Happen Now

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Damaged Or Missing Shingles

If your roof contains curling, warping, balding, cracking, tearing, loosening, or missing shingles, you likely need a new roof. Damaged roof shingles signify imminent problems and will lead to a bevy of potentially catastrophic issues, including moisture intrusion, mold or mildew growth, and roof sag.

Significant Granule Loss

Asphalt shingle granules are crucial in preventing excessive sunlight from damaging your home. As roofs age, granules shed. However, when it reaches a point where shingles lose too many granules, your roof no longer functions properly, and the aging process will accelerate.

Water, Mold, Or Mildew Damage

Perhaps you notice a water stain or two on your ceiling. Maybe you observe a few “small” signs of mold or mildew along the walls of your home, or you spot moss or algae forming on the roof. These occurrences are not a happy coincidence. Your roof has become a dangerous leaky sieve.

Installing A New Roof

If you own a home in Central Florida, you owe it to yourself to have a comprehensive inspection and analysis of your current roof’s condition. At Alan’s Roofing, we know roofs. They are our specialty. Trust us to provide forthright advice. To learn more about our roofing services or to schedule an appointment, contact Alan’s Roofing today.