Your roof may rank among the sturdiest structures in your home, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to wear and tear. Its sturdiness actually makes it troublesome to identify signs of failure, which means you need to be critical when you do an inspection for roof repair.
In the first part of this two-part blog, Elite Roofing Solutions discusses the signs of roof failure.
Determining the age of your roof is an easy way to determine if it’s close to failing. The closer your roof reaches the midpoint of its operating lifespan, the higher the risk of it breaking down.
Older roofs also encounter “small” roofing problems more often, such as leaks and improper ventilation. Asphalt roofing, the most common roof system, has an average life span of 15 to 25 years. If your roof has been with you for more than that, it may be time to have it replaced.
Granules in the Gutters
Another easy way to tell if your roofing is close to failing is to check if there are granules in the gutters. These granules are the protective coating of your asphalt shingles stripped off by time and weather. A few traces of granules are harmless, but if you find a lot of them in your gutters, that’s the sign that your roofing is nearing the end of its operating life span.
Curling and Buckling Shingles
Some shingle systems tend to curl and buckle when it’s nearing the end. In the case of metal roofing, these occur when it’s disrepair or if its natural coating is no longer protecting it from harmful UV light. Don’t ignore your roof when it’s starting to buckle or curl because it will eventually crack and even fall off.
On the second part of our blog, we’ll discuss the benefits of a well-maintained roofing system and how we can help you achieve that. Give us a call at (855) 588-6610 for more information on what we offer. We offer roof repair throughout Houston, TX.