There are many factors that determine how long your roof will last, such as the design, materials, installation, maintenance, and climate. Unfortunately, even the highest quality roof won’t last forever.
How do you know when it is time to replace your roof? Look for these signs
Curling, lifting, or buckling shingles
When shingles start to buckle, lift, or curl at the edges, it compromises the watertight barrier, unfortunately this cannot be reversed. If it affects several shingles, it is a sign your roof may need to be replaced.
When asphalt shingles start losing a lot of granules it typically means the end of their lifespan is in sight. These granules are designed to protect your the shingle from the elements. These sand like granules may be found on the ground near the perimeter of the home or in the gutter.
Mold or algae growth
All the rainfall and humidity in Central Florida makes roofs susceptible to mold and algae growth. Even a small amount of this greenish or dark red growth can compromise a roof. Mold can seep into your home, causing health problems, and shorten the lifespan of your roof considerably.
A build up of moisture or gas can cause shingles to blister. This can occur because of natural aging, an attic that is not properly ventilated, or exposure to the sun’s intense heat. They all can cause small holes or cracking in the shingle, which causes them to blister and water to flow into the flashing and ultimately into your home.
If you notice any damage ensure it is repaired in a timely manner. Proper roof maintenance can increase the longevity of your roof, it can also save money on remodeling and even utility cost.
Your roof goes through a lot of wear and tear in Central Florida's harsh weather. Unfortunately, it will have to be replaced at some time and when it does you want a trusted roofer.
As a leader in the industry, Schick Roofing provides our customers with an honest and accurate assessment of their roof and affordable services.