Rather than waiting around for a roof leak to happen, it’s much better for homeowners to be proactive. If you have an asphalt shingle roof, take some time to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that you might need a new roof. This allows you to address potential problems quickly and get the roof repaired or replaced before it allows damage to your home. Some signs of roof failure include the roof having curling and breaking shingles, the roof has bald patches, or you understand the age of the roof to be significantly old. If you have determined that your asphalt roof needs replacing, don’t delay in finding a professional to fix your roof right away.
As mentioned before, the age of the roof, the appearance of curling and breaking shingles, or noticing that the roof has bald patches could indicate that the asphalt roof needs replacing. Here is some advice on how to recognize some of the biggest warning signs of roof failure. Having an experienced roofing contractor who is ready to partner with you for resolving roof failure is important. Don’t be caught off guard by roof failure and damage! Stapleton Roofing is here to help by offering a roof inspection if you suspect your roof might be failing, and to provide repair and maintenance services in the event that you need to repair your roof.
1. The Age of the Roof
Before deciding whether a roof replacement is warranted, first consider the age of the roof. Asphalt roofs generally last 20-25 years, though unfortunately many of the older-style shingle roofs don’t last as long as they’re supposed to. If the age of the roof is between 15 and 20 years old and you’ve already noticed some of the other signs of deterioration, then a roof replacement is often inevitable. If your roof is not much over 10 years old and no significant signs of roof failure are showing, your roof likely has several years of life remaining before it will need replacing. However, if you suspect your roof may have other problems and are looking for a reliable source of assurance, let a professional inspect your roof for flaws and make sure your asphalt shingles don’t be suspicious or faulty due to an other cause.
2. Curling and Breaking Shingles
Curling and breaking shingles are one of the most obvious and reliable signs of roof failure. As shingles age, the asphalt inside them starts drying up, causing the shingles to shrink and the edges to become brittle, curl and even break. Once this happens, you may begin to lose them to high winds. If you can see that curling and breaking shingles are a widespread problem on your roof, that’s a good indication that the roof is nearing the end of its life. Your asphalt roof needs replacing in this case, and a professional can help you do it. Get in touch with one to find out what your replacement options are.
3. The Roof Has Bald Patches
Asphalt shingles are covered in granules meant to protect and preserve them from the sun’s harmful UV rays. If you observe a proliferation of darker areas on your roof (or lighter ones, depending on the color of your shingles), it’s likely that your roof has started to lose those protective granules and your roof has bald patches. The best way to know for sure is to check your gutters. If granule loss has become a problem, there will be excessive amounts of granules in the gutters. Whether the age of the roof is new or old, if the roof has bald patches, this is one of the surest signs of roof failure. Most likely, the asphalt roof needs replacing and you will want to contact a professional, especially if the roof is relatively new, as this sign could indicate an error with its installment.
If your roof has bald patches or curling and breaking shingles, it’s a good idea to consult a professional about roof replacement even if your roof is relatively new. The asphalt roof needs replacing if it is experiencing significant, noticeable faults, and these signs of roof failure should warn you that it is time to repair problems before they worsen. If you’ve noticed these potential warning signs of roof failure, it’s time to call in the professionals. Give Stapleton Roofing a call at (602) 562-4991 or (602) 833-ROOF to schedule a free estimate and learn more about our many services.
Cracking or bald roof shingles are one example, but many types of roofing issues occur that start small and insignificant. Yet they grow and develop further problems (sometimes gradually, sometimes more suddenly) until a roof is experiencing serious problems. If a homeowner has not taken time to fix these small flaws or paid attention to the condition of their roof, they can find themselves paying a lot of money for roof and home repairs, having to deal with roof problems at an inconvenient time, and many other possibilities. Don’t become one of these unfortunate homeowners! Keep your roof clean and inspected for repairs regularly, maintaining it as needed. You will discover problems like these early before they become costly if you remain diligent and put a comparatively small effort towards giving your home the roof care it needs.
Having a roof replaced takes time, patience, understanding, and good communication between all parties involved. A great roofer will make sure you feel comfortable and confident throughout the progression of your roof replacement. They will see to it that your needs are met both for your roof and for you as a homeowner. Entrust your roof replacement to Stapleton Roofing, and start a strong, roofing partnership that you can depend on for all your roofing needs.
Stapleton Roofing is committed to excellence in roofing. Our team has seen generations of quality roofing projects completed, satisfied customers throughout Arizona, and a lasting relationship with the community we have served for so many years. Clients know they can trust the experts at Stapleton Roofing with any project, whether it be roof repair, roof replacement, roof maintenance, roof installation and construction, roof inspection, roof consultation and recommendation, or any other home improvement task we tackle. They turn to us knowing we have the discipline to complete each project on time, the mastery to attain excellence, the expertise to provide great insight, the accessibility to top-quality products, and the relational credibility to build respectful, friendly, reliable partnerships with them.
If you or someone you know is ready to experience service from the team that has raised the bar in roofing industry excellence, reach out to us. Serving customers in Arizona with all their roofing solutions is our specialty, and we are ready to meet you wherever you at with your roof or home. If you have questions, we’re here to answer them, and if you have a need, we are here to hear it and fulfill that need with our roofing services. If you are ready to begin a great partnership, don’t hesitate! Call Stapleton Roofing today!