The condition of the roof is crucial, especially if you want a warm, comfortable and leak-free home. If your roof is damaged, you are likely to experience structural issues and health risks. That is why it is important to know when it is time to call for a maintenance visit and have your roof replaced. Here are signs of potential roofing issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible.
1. Your Roof Is Nearing the End of Its Service Life
The average expected lifespan of asphalt shingles, one of the most prevalent roof coverings, is 20 to 30 years. If it is already approaching its 25th year, then a roof replacement may be due. Another factor that comes in play is when your neighbors are all starting to replace their roofs. That could be a sign that you should do the same.
2. Shingles Are Missing
A simple roof repair may not suffice if most of your shingles are missing. You can patch up the roof until a significant problem presents itself, but if the roof starts looking mismatched due to differently-colored granules, you should opt to replace the entire roof.
3. The Roof Is Covered With Algae or Moss
If you notice patches of algae or mold on the roof, it will be best not to take matters into your own hands. Some homeowners choose to power wash or scrape away the marks, but this will only render your roof or shingles useless if all the granules are chipped off. If you decide to replace your roof, make sure to find an algae-resistant alternative.
Ready to give your exterior home a needed boost? Turn to Patriot Roofing LLC for a smooth and stress-free experience! We offer a range of professional remodeling services — from roof maintenance to siding and gutter installation — to residential and commercial clients in and around Edmond, OK. Call us at (405) 996-6787 or fill out our online contact form to start a conversation with one of our specialists.