Unless you have a metal or tile roof, there is a good chance that you’re going to need a roof replacement once or twice in your lifetime. Even metal and tile roofing need to be replaced, but their lifespans are much, much longer! With asphalt roofing, your roof can last anywhere from 10-20 years. If you’re nearing those years and wondering if your roof is still holding out or if you’re in need of a roof replacement, here are some red flags to watch out for.
- Loose gravel in the gutters or drain spouts. When you start to see a lot of gravel or granules in your gutters or drain spouts, that’s a sign that your roof isn’t able to hold up to or withstand the elements any longer.
- Bald spots on your roof. If you are missing shingles or have areas of your roof where there are bald spots, you might be able to do with a patch, but if the spots are large or extensive enough, a roof replacement might be in order instead.
- Keeping up with the Joneses. In terms of roof replacement, keeping up with the Joneses might not be such a bad thing! If you notice that your neighbors around you are starting to have roof replacements, you might want to follow suit, especially if your homes were built around the same time.
There are many different red flags that signal a roof replacement is near. For more of them, ask us here at JM Reynolds Builders Inc.