Signs Your Roof May Need To Be Replaced

June 28, 2022
Signs Your Roof May Need To Be Replaced:  Several factors can influence the timing and necessity of a roof replacement. From wear and tear due to aging, to structural damage, inadequate ventilation, or subpar installation, there are many potential causes for concern. Fortunately, we’re here to assist you in identifying warning signs that may indicate the need for a roof replacement. Check out the following list of symptoms to watch for.
  • 15-20 Years for 3-tab shingles.
  • 25-30 Years for architectural shingles.
What are some common signs that my roof needs to be replaced?
  • 1) Algae Growth: Leads to a loss of UV granules causing rapid shingle deterioration and the appearance of dark streak marks and discoloration.
  • 2) Damaged Flashing: This creates areas for water to penetrate around chimneys, walls, pipes, etc…
  • 3) Buckling Shingles: Causes may vary between the improper installation of the roof’s underlayment or shingles, and/or expansion and contraction of the roof decking, or lack of ventilation.
  • 4) Curling Shingles: Shingles are beginning to deteriorate from weathering over time and loss of adhesive, causing the bottom of the shingle to curl upwards.
  • 5) Blistering Shingles: Formation of blisters due to the expansion of moisture trapped inside the shingle, usually from improper attic ventilation.
  • 6) Missing Shingles: The shingles are no longer secured to the roof deck and have blown/slid off. Typically caused by high-nailing patterns and/or lack of nails in each shingle, loss of adhesive, and high winds.
  • 7) Granule Loss: Normal sign of shingle deterioration from exposure to the elements.
  • 8) Rotting Shingles: Asphalt layers are starting to disintegrate from moisture damage which causes the shingle to crumble away into pieces.
  • 9) Water Stains: Visible water stains in your attic, wet insulation, and stains on interior ceilings are common signs to look for from the inside of your home.

Your roof is not invincible, but there are effective ways to prevent leaks and extend its lifespan. To combat common roofing issues, consider implementing these strategies:

  1. Prioritize proper installation: To ensure your roofing system is installed correctly, it’s crucial to hire a reliable and reputable contractor who is transparent and informative throughout the process. Many roof repair and replacement projects are caused by poor workmanship or cutting corners. Investing in a professional installation can help prevent issues down the road.

  2. Address problems promptly: If you notice signs of damage or wear and tear, it’s best to act sooner rather than later. For instance, water stains, missing or damaged shingles, damaged flashing, and algae growth are all red flags. By addressing these issues early on, you can avoid more costly repairs or a full roof replacement down the line.

  3. Choose high-quality materials: Opting for premium products like Owen’s Corning can make a significant difference in the longevity of your roof. With manufacturer warranties to back them up, these materials can offer peace of mind and long-lasting protection. At Tier 1 Roofing, we’re proud to offer all of our clients extensive workmanship warranties on all of our roof replacements, thanks to the quality of our materials and our expertise.

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