Roofs are the most critical part of your home. Besides protecting your home from the elements, a concrete roof provides your home with insulation and structural support.
It’s rare for a home to require a full roof replacement. However, nothing lasts forever, and roofs aren’t the exception. In this blog, you will find seven signs your roof has reached the end of its useful life.
Curled or Buckled Shingles
Age of wear and tear is the most common cause of curling. Moisture in your attic can force nails to push up and bucks the roos decking. Curled or buckled shingles can leave your home exposed to the elements and prone to shingle blow-offs during high winds.
Blisters are elevated sections on the shingles where there is a loss of adhesion to the roof. Blistering can occur due to poor roof ventilation and wear and tear.
This problem usually indicates the end of life of your shingles. Granite loss is the most prevalent sign of an old and deteriorated roof.
Raised shingles happen when your shingles are not strong enough to resist wind uplift. If you notice that your shingles are wavy and partially lifted, it might be time to replace them.
Moisture and Mold
Roofs without the proper intake and ventilation can create humid indoor environments that work as a breeding ground for mildew and mold. Mold is a severe health hazard. If you notice mold growth in your roof, act quickly to get mold remediation and replace all damaged wood.
Missing granules are a clear sign that your roof is losing its weatherproofing properties. To determine if your shingle’s granules are falling off, check your gutter for granule build up.
Daylight Coming Through Roof Boards
This is a clear warning sign that your roof needs replacing. If you see the light streaking from the roof’s decking, it’s probably because your roof nails have flown out, and your roof has lost its waterproof properties.
High electricity bills
Your roof and attic play an essential role in your home’s insulation. High utility bills can be from energy escaping due to poor ventilation and insulation in your home. If you notice you have unusually high energy bills in addition to any of the roof problems listed above, it could be because your roof is under-performing.
Call Texas’ Best Roofing Company
As you can tell, most of the problems associated with asphalt shingles are due to wear and tear. If you notice any of the warnings signs listed above, call an experienced roofing contractor as soon as you can. At Harmony Construction Group, we can fix any minor or significant roof problem you might have.