How To Tell When You Need New Shingles

0.6.5_sky-78113_640-300x200The vast majority of residential roofs in the United States are made of composite or asphalt shingles. This is in large part due to the fact that there is a multitude of color and design options for shingle roofs in addition to boasting the lowest installation cost of residential roofing materials.

Because of the popularity of shingle roofing, you may already be familiar with the signs of aging and wear on your shingles. Even if you are familiar with shingle roofing, it may be helpful to review a few of these helpful tips. The roofers from All American Roofing have provided this guide to how to tell when you need new shingles so that you can prevent catastrophic collapses in your roofing that need emergency repairs – saving you time and money.

Many of the signs that your shingles are worn and need to be replaced are relatively obvious. However, if you have never looked at your roof, you have no frame of reference for how worn your shingles may be. This makes it all the more important to stay proactive about maintaining your roof.

Moreover, your shingles may deteriorate before your warranty expires, giving you the opportunity to get a new roof for free or at a severely discounted rate. Always check your warranty and insurance policy to determine whether or not your roofing issues are covered.

What to Look For

  • Brittle Shingles (especially areas of the roof not protected by shade)
  • Curled Shingles
  • Granules will begin to wear and fall off of shingles