Routine maintenance and inspections are vital to keeping your roof in good condition. Of course, there’s only so much that maintenance can do. At a certain point, you’ll need to replace your aging roof.
How can you tell if your shingle roof needs to be replaced? By keeping an eye out for the warning signs. S.I.S. Exterior Renovations, your trusted Calgary siding and roofing contractor, lists them below:
Warning Signs of an Aging Shingle Roof
- Curling shingles – Over time, constant exposure to heat from the sun can cause the layers of asphalt shingles to peel away, causing the edges of its top layers to curl.
Important note: curling shingles are also a possible sign of inadequate attic ventilation. Without adequate ventilation, warm, humid air is trapped inside your attic. If the heat can’t exit your attic, it may drastically shorten your roof’s lifespan.
- Bald spots on your roof – Asphalt shingles are embedded with granules that protect them from damaging ultraviolet rays. Some granule loss is expected over the course of a shingle’s lifespan. However, as your asphalt roof ages, the granule loss becomes more extensive. If bald patches start appearing on your roof, you should have your roof replaced as soon as possible. Without the protective granules, it’s only a matter of time until cracks start appearing on the bald patches.
- Increasingly frequent repairs – As your roof ages, it becomes more vulnerable to roof damage and will require more frequent repairs.
If you’re not sure whether your roof should be replaced, it’s best to consult a local exterior siding and roofing contractor.
Why a Roof Replacement Makes More Financial Sense in the Long Run
While the costs of roof repairs might not seem much, they can quickly add up. Not to mention your insurer will charge higher premiums if your roof is too old. That’s why it makes more financial sense to replace an aging roof.
S.I.S. Exterior Renovations has been proudly serving Calgary residents since 1991. We offer a wide range of professional exterior services as well as quality Hardie Board siding. To schedule an inspection, call us at (403) 640-1334 or fill out this form.