When to Replace Your Roof Shingles

A roof is one of the most important elements of your home, yet for many, it is often an overlooked part. Unfortunately, even small roof problems that are not dealt with quickly and correctly can start to impact other areas of your home. So how do you know when it is time to replace your roof shingles? Below are some tell-tale signs that your roof shingles needs replacing.

Roof shingles curling

Curling on the edge of shingles is another sign that the asphalt roof shingle must be replaced. Another possibility is the lack of back coating on the shingles. If this occurs, the cupping effect of the shingles may lead to more damage in the long-run. Often, shingles that are manufactured out of organic parts or wood tend to curl with excessive moisture. Replacing them with new shingles is often the solution to repair and protect your home from possible water damage.

Eavestrough have asphalt granules

A great piece of advice to find out whether you need to replace your roof shingles is to take a look in your eavestrough. The rain gutter will present granules of asphalt that will indicate that the roof mat is exposed to rain and sunshine. If this is the case, it is important that you consider replacing the older shingles.

Roof and interior showing signs of water damage

A roof that displays signs of damage caused by excessive water should be a signal to replace the roof. A ‘soggy’ roof can, over time, lead to additional moisture which can lead to rot. If the interior core mat is made of organic materials, the chances of rot occurring is much higher. Any browning or yellowing on the inside of a home is also a sure indicator that the shingles need to be replaced.

Roof shingles have moss growth

Any type of moss growth is another sign that a homeowner may require new roof shingles. If your roof is made of wood, this event is more likely to occur and the idea to upgrade to an asphalt roof should be considered. It should also be noted that moss growth can hinder the ability for the roof to work properly.

Asphalt roof shingles are buckling

Seeing asphalt roof shingles buckling is the final reason why shingle should be replaced. A multitude of factors can cause this to occur such as old roof felt, bad roof ventilation, and improperly laid shingles. Furthermore, buckling can eventually lead to further leakage and rot.

Knowing the signs of shingle damage is sure to give you a heads-up on when it is time to replace your roof shingles. You can also read this article if you’re curious as to how often you should be replacing your roof shingles in Ontario.

Contact Smart Roofing and request a free roof estimate

If you see any signs that your roof shingles may need replacing, contact us today and request a free roof estimate. And If your roof is over 12 years old, we also recommend that you contact us for a roof inspection. We can help determine the health of your roof and the extent of any roofing problems you may experience. We then make a recommendation as to whether your roof needs any repairs, only minor repairs, or whether it needs to be completely replaced.

You are also welcome to visit our Mississauga roofing showroom or call us at (905) 361-9900 or Toll Free 1-855-416-8577.

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