Decaying Asphalt Shingle Roof

Signs You Need To Replace Your Shingle Roof

Your roof is one of the most important pieces of your home’s exterior.  It acts as your home’s first line of defense against the elements and helps to keep your home protected no matter what Mother Nature has to throw at it.  If you’ve been wondering whether your asphalt shingle roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, take a look at our blog to learn about the signs that your roof is nearing the end of its life that you may have missed!

Missing Shingles

Perhaps the most obvious sign that your home is in need of a roof replacement is when you see that your roof is missing shingles.  If you have gaps in your roof where there are no shingles, that area will easily become water-logged, which will eventually make its way into the frame of your home. Once you have water damage in your home’s frame, you can expect to face expensive repairs.  Avoid scrambling to deal with water damage by fixing your home’s missing shingles.

Curled or Warping Shingles

Another clear sign that your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan is when you see that your shingles are warping or curling around the edges.  A curled shingle will not keep your roof protected as well as a layer of shingles that are laid over the top of one another. Consider the fact that if a shingle is curled up around the edges, it will allow water to easily penetrate the roof deck where it can cause significant water damage.

Missing Granules

If you find that your gutters or lawn is filled with granules, you should consider replacing your roof in the near future.  Granules offer a number of benefits for your shingles, including protecting your shingles from UV rays, and providing additional layers of fire resistance.  Furthermore, if your shingles are losing granules, it is generally a sign that your shingles are nearing the end of their lifespan anyways and may begin to curl, warp, crack or break, in which case a roof replacement is necessary.

Contact Us Today

Do you need to replace your home’s asphalt shingle roof this spring? Reach out to our team at Rhode Island Slate Roofing today to get started! We can be reached over the phone at (401) 255-2003 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!

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