There will eventually come a time when the roof will need to be replaced, but how do you know when that time has arrived? A couple of early signs can help you prepare for the eventual replacement and the associated costs.

The age of your roof. The average asphalt shingle roof will last about thirty years assuming it’s properly maintained. After this time, you may notice the signs of aging like small granule spots or faded colors, indicating it’s time to start thinking about replacement.

Missing, curled, or loose shingles. When shingles are significantly aged, they’ll begin to curl. These are particularly noticeable on “flat” shingles comprised of three tabs. The curling may occur around the edges or they may begin to curl around the middle. Regardless of where the curling is happening, this serves as a good indicator that the granular layer has started to loosen from its backing material, potentially requiring a replacement versus a repair.

The presence of rainwater granules. It’s not unusual to notice granules in rainwater runoff, but you shouldn’t be seeing them in large amounts. If your gutters look like someone dropped a bunch of coffee grounds in there, it’s time to replace the shingles.

This update is by licensed Miami FL roofing company Hammer Roofing, Inc. We provide expert roofing repairs, replacements, and installation to Florida property owners across the state and we specialize in a variety of roofing types. With our extensive experience, we are leaders in roofing and storm damage restoration and we’re committed to utilizing the best materials and latest technology to provide an optimum level of service to our customers. For more information on the best roofing Florida company or to request an estimate or inspection, please call 786-408-6168.

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