Have you ever asked yourself how old your asphalt shingle roof is? This might be a good place to start. Almost any professional roofer would agree that a typical roof is going to keep between 20 and 25 years. Damage and wear on your roof could also be dependent on whether your last roof was removed and you only have one layer of shingles, and if it’s correctly ventilated. If your roof was installed over another layer or a few layers and it’s older than 20 years, you’re probably going to need a new roof.
Of course if you’re not sure because you haven’t lived at your house for 20 years, give us a call to take a look and we’ll be happy to help. After all, not every home owner knows the age of their roof off the top of their head.
If your shingles are curling this could be another sign that it’s time to call us for a new roof. This is often times one of the most common problems that we find in Franklin. This is something that is fairly easy to inspect yourself, however we’ll be happy to check it out for you.
Go ahead and take a look at the slopes of your house that the sunlight is hitting, and if you can see that the shingles are curling and/or falling apart, it sometimes means that the shingles are beyond the expected time for them to last. One thing that it could also potentially mean is that your roof is defective (and this could be a pretty big problem). You should definitely give us a call!
Here’s another major sign that you’re going to need a new roof. If your roof is missing shingles in its crevasses, this is often a dead giveaway that it’s time to get a new roof. This particular area of your roof will take the biggest hits during storms or snow (because it’s where all the water and snow tends to accumulate the most). If you don’t address this, it could lead to some pretty severe damage to your home in the long run.
If you’re experiencing roof leaks, this might be something to look into. Missing shingles in the valleys of your roof can often times lead to roof leaks. Give us a call.
So if you’re missing shingles on your roof, this could be a sign that you need a new roof, but it may also just be some repair work that needs to be addressed. It’s difficult to assess the situation without taking an actual look at the damage.
If you’d like us to take a look at your roof because of missing shingles, please give us a call or fill out our online quote form. We happily serve Brentwood and Nolensville too.
If you pay a visit to your attic and look around, you might be able to see light coming through the roof boards. This is a dead giveaway that your roof is in definite need of attention. Moisture can easily get into your home and cause mold damage which in turn could make for a hefty home improvement project.
If you’ve experienced any of the above, please be sure to give us a call. The last thing you want is to spend several tens of thousands of dollars on renovating your house for the sake of getting rid of mold and repairing your roof. By detecting these problems early on you could save yourself a small fortune.