Signs That You Need a New Roofing Installation
Unfortunately, roofs can take a real beating here in El Paso. We have a wide range of weather issues that range from excessive heat, wind, to hail. These can all lead to damage as well as simple wear and tear of time. We have a few signs to look out for that will indicate that you need a new roofing installation.
Shingle Granules Around the House
One of the first signs that a new roofing installation is needed is bald spots on shingles. You may end up seeing the granules in the storm gutters or around the house after a storm. These granules are meant to protect the shingles from UV rays and bad weather. The loss of these granules is usually due to the age of the roof.
If there are missing shingles on your roof you can be certain that it is time for a new roofing installation. There may be just one or two shingles missing or a whole section of shingles may be flapping every time the wind blows. If this is the case repairs or a new installation are needed right away. The missing shingles can lead to leaks or further damage. If it is not taken care of right away an installation can become a much more costly job.
The Age of the Roof
The age of the roof is not always an indication that a new roof is needed. However, with the hot El Paso weather and intense sun, roofs do tend to have a shorter lifespan. UV rays and heat are one of the most wearing weather features that asphalt roofs sustain. A roof can last anywhere between 10 and 20 years depending on the quality of the materials, the climate, and amount of upkeep that was given.
Cracked or Curled Shingles
Cracked, curling at the edges, or cupped shingles are all clear indications that a new roofing installation is needed. Normal wear and tear, adverse weather like hail, and extreme heat can all cause cracking and curling. Summer weather in the desert is especially wearing on roofing shingles. This is because temperatures can rise to triple digits then cool down drastically during the night. The drastic change causes the roofing materials to expand and contract. These changes are what cause the damage over time.
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