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Asphalt Shingle Roofs Do Not Last Forever 

Asphalt shingle roofs offer a great deal of style and protection to your home. Unfortunately, they do not last as long as other roofing materials and need to be replaced sooner rather than later. Below we go over signs that can be easily observed by the homeowner that indicates your asphalt shingle roof is wearing out and reaching the end of its lifespan. If you observe any of these signs below, then you might want to start considering replacing your roof.

Most Common Signs an Asphalt Shingle Roof Needs To Be Replaced

1.Curling Shingles–¬†When shingles start to curl, that is the result of your roof drying out and shrinking over a period of time. When shingles are curled it will allow high winds to easily rip them off completely and rain to seep through into your home causing water damage throughout the attic space of your home.

2.Moss build up– A build up of moss on your shingle roof does not call for an immediate replacement, it is caused by constant moisture in a shaded area. In most cases the moss can be cleaned off and you’re good to go but if you ignore the issue for a period of time. That moss will continue to grow and separate the shingles from the underlayment which will in turn cause the shingles to lose its stickiness and allow water to easily seep into your attic.

3.Missing shingles– If you walk outside to look at your home from a curbside view and notice missing shingles that is an immediate sign that you need to replace your roof. You could only replace the shingles that are missing but that would only temporarily fix the issue. When shingles start to fall off your roof that means that the shingles are starting to lose their adhesiveness due to the age and wear and tear of your roof. If you choose to push off replacing or repair your missing shingles, inclement weather will continue to damage your roof and water will enter your home causing thousands of dollars in damage.

4.Age of your roof– The age of your roof is a very important factor when deciding to fully replace your roof or not. It is a fact that asphalt shingle roofs last nowhere near other types of roofing materials. In most cases, asphalt shingle roofs will last you from anywhere between 10-25 years depending on the installation and type of shingle used. If your 15 year old shingle roof starts to allow water to leak into your attic and living spaces, you can choose to repair it, but considering your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan, you’ll be throwing money away.

Do not take it upon yourself to climb and inspect your roof as it is extremely dangerous and can cause serious injuries. Call us at Premier Roofing Solutions and we will take care of all the heavy lifting for you. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, our teams have the knowledge to diagnose the problems occurring with your roofing system and will provide the best solution for you and your home.