Your roof is built to stand up to a lot of natural wear and tear throughout the course of its lifespan. But, there may come a time when the elements take their toll and your roof reaches the end of its lifecycle, long before a roof failure.
As a homeowner, it’s important that you take care of your roof, perform preventative maintenance on a regular basis and watch for warning signs that your roof may be nearing the end of its natural life.
Shingle Wear and Tear
Some wear and tear happening to shingles is normal, but it should become concerning when the edges are curled, cupped, have bald spots, or some of the shingles are cracked. If more than a few shingles have these signs of advanced wear and tear it may be time to have a new roof installed.
Another sign that a new roof is in order is if there’s moss growing. Moss can grow on roof surfaces that don’t get much sunlight. While many homeowners think the moss is simply a cosmetic disruption, it can actually cause a lot of damage to the shingles that protect your home. Shingle sections containing moss growth should be removed and replaced.
The Age Factor
Even the highest quality shingles will hit the end of their lifecycle between the 20 to 30 year marks. More often than not, if your roof is hitting the 20 to 25 year mark, it should be looked at and considered for replacement.
If you’re not sure exactly how old your shingles are, and you start seeing your neighbors replace their roofs, it’s worth having a contractor out for an estimate, as they’ll be able to spot whether or not your roof is ready to be replaced.
Looking Old and Worn
At the end of the day, if your roof is looking the worse for wear, it’s time to give a roofing company in Minneapolis or the surrounding areas a call. If that company happens to be our team at Schmidt Roofing, we’ll come out and give you a free estimate prior to your making any commitments or scheduling your service. Contact our team today to learn more.