Sometimes a roof can reach its life expectancy and while it might look like it could disintegrate and fall down at any minute, maybe all it needs is some repairs. However, sometimes it’s the right time to just replace the old roof rather than try and repair it.

3 potential signs that your roof is in need of a replacement include:

1. Shingle edges are beveled or curled… or shingle tabs are cupped.
2. There are bald spots where granules are missing.
3. You see cracks on the shingles.

How old is your asphalt shingle roof?

Most asphalt shingle roofs last about twenty years. After that, look for shingles curling and/or buckling. Most likely, it’s time for a new roof so you should call a Roofing Contractor like Arko for an estimate.

Are you neighbors getting their roofs replaced?

Typically, most homes in a neighborhood are built at the same time. Therefore, if you see two or more neighbors are getting their roofs replaced, and your house was built around the same time as yours, it makes sense to have your roof replaced, too. 

Absence of Shingles?

Take a look at the shingles on your roof. If a bunch are missing, it’s probably time for a new roof!

Dark Streaks?

When you see dark streaks on your roof it means you’ve got algae growing on there, potentially weakening the shingles. These algae streaks can be removed using a 50-50 mix of water and bleach sprayed on your roof. Spraying water needs to be done carefully with a low-pressure hose so that the gush of water does not displace the protective granules on the shingles.

Moss formation?

Moss can grow on roof surfaces. It messes with the shingles below it– not allowing proper ventilation. Moss can be cleaned off, though it is likely to reappear. If moss is on your roof, consulting a Roofing Service Expert is a must.

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