Roof replacement is something that you should only have to do once in a decade, unless you have had major catastrophic storm damage or a fire. This is why it’s natural to forget about the importance of your roof. If you’ve realized this after it’s too late, you risk experiencing a major leak or much worse issues.
If you have an asphalt shingle roof like many homeowners, Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation recommends looking for these four red flags for damage:
1. Widespread Shingle Balding
If your asphalt shingles are becoming thin on top, it’s a sign you need fresh residential roofing shingles. This issue indicates old age; a critical point when your shingles have lost so much durability that helps keep protective granules in place.
Localized loss of granules is different; it could be due to hail impact, blistering, or abrasion. It can be resolved with re-shingling, which is less costly and labor-intensive. Minor repairs are not recommended when most of your asphalt shingles are going bald.
2. Pervasive Shingle Distortion
Experienced new roof install experts, including Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation, consider shingle deformation an indirect consequence of volatile dissipation. After shedding their protective granules, asphalt shingles become more vulnerable to damaging ultraviolet light. Although unsightly, curled pieces are not likely to cause leakage because they’re at least two layers thick.
3. Extensive Cracking
Shingles develop random cracks on the surface as they undergo chemical changes. The real problem happens when they split since the damage goes entirely through the material.
4. Significant Depression(s)
A sagging roof is a major cause for concern. While a minor droop isn’t beyond repair, a severe-looking depression might trigger a collapse. If you don’t install a new asphalt-shingle or metal roofing system, it might cave in and result in bigger issues.
Let Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation inspect your aging roof thoroughly. We service customers in and around Knoxville, TN and Lebanon, TN and the surrounding area. Call us at (865) 444-6060 or (615) 645-4500 now to discuss your roofing needs and get a free estimate.