Depending on the material, a standard residential roofing system can provide decades of reliable weather performance. But at some point, the material will deteriorate and fail. To discover if it’s near the end of its lifespan, you only need to check the roof surface for the telltale signs.
1. Curling Shingles
Constant exposure to the harsh elements can cause the layers of each asphalt shingle to expand or contract. The top layer usually peels away first, with the ends of the material curling slightly. Over time, the minor peeling will expose the inner layer of the shingles to weather damage, making it easy for water to seep through the roof.
2. Excessive Granule Loss
Asphalt shingles are coated with mineral granules that protect the substrate from extreme weather exposure. But as the roofing system ages, these granules wear down and get washed away by the rain. Once you’ve noticed your shingles are bald or worn smooth, and there’s a huge amount of shingle granules inside your gutters, it might be time to consult a premier home improvement company for a prompt roof replacement.
3. Damaged Underlayment
A roof that looks fine on the surface can be hiding damage underneath. Age can cause roof underlayment to become brittle, compromising the protective layer between the shingles and the roof decking. If your home has leaks when it rains, but the roof surface seems intact, the problem may stem from damage to the underlayment.
Did you know that insurance providers consider the roof’s age and condition when providing coverage? They can either increase your premium or drop your coverage. That’s why, if you’re looking to renew your existing homeowner insurance policies, you should consider investing in a new roof installation for your home. Look no further than Green Rhino Builders LLC for all your roof replacement needs. We proudly serve the areas in and around Plains, Dallas and Scranton, PA. Call us today at (570) 901-1334, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.