Is Your Roof near the End of Its Roofing Cycle?
Every roof as an estimated roofing cycle. 15-20 years is the average lifetime or roofing
cycle of a roof using traditional roofing materials or asphalt shingles. As a roof ages and
gets closer to the end of a roofing cycle, homeowners may have to make additional
repairs as necessary.
Can You See Daylight Through the Boards?
When in the attic, is it possible to see light coming through roof boards? This is a sign
that your roof may require a repair. Moisture in the insulation is another issue. Take a
walk on the roof and if a trampoline bounce is apparent while walking, the decking has
been weakened. This is generally due to moisture. Moisture in roof boards can affect the
integrity of the material and lead to mold and rot.
Do You Have Pieces of Shingle in Your Gutters?
Your gutters are a catchall for many types of debris, in addition to rainfall. When
cleaning out gutters, inspect the material for shingle granules. This generally will happen
at the end of a roof’s life cycle. Discoloration of the roof material, with darker colors and
inconsistent coloring in certain areas is also an indication of the wearing away of roofing
Are Shingles Missing or Buckling?
A quick glance at your roof may reveal that shingles are missing and a roof is failing.
Look to see that shingle “tabs” are intact. Curled or buckling shingles indicate that
shingles need to be replaced as well. If the roof is not near its roofing cycle, such an issue
may be a sign of a defective roof. Observe for such a problem on the slope that receives
Is There Roof Damage or Missing Shingles in the Roof