With proper maintenance, asphalt shingles can last for decades. For as long as you spot problems early and fix them urgently, repairs can beautify and weatherproof your home without fail. But you can only repair them so many times. At some point, it might make more financial sense to retire your broken roof than to try to repair it.
At Goodrich Roofing, we believe these red flags indicate you should consider buying a replacement roofing system:
When your asphalt shingles reach their third decade, think about replacing them in a few years. You can convince yourself all you want that your current one still looks great from the ground, but its structural integrity diminishes with time. A thorough professional inspection should tell you about what your roof’s condition is and how much time you have before leakage is likely to occur.
Shingle cracking, curling and cupping are more than just cosmetic problems. They’re signs of weathering that you shouldn’t ignore. Re-shingling can rid your home of faulty pieces, but you can’t keep doing it forever. Mixing old and new roofing materials might create an incongruous combination. Plus, patching doesn’t really improve the overall weather resistance of your roof. The remaining old shingles are perhaps a few storms away from being blown off by strong winds.
The sight of a sagging roof can seem menacing, but you shouldn’t really panic. Nonetheless, you can’t neglect roofs with droops or depressions because they could collapse eventually without a warning.
Complete Granule Loss
Shingle balding isn’t only detrimental to your home’s curb appeal. Granules protect against damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation. When they’re completely gone, the sun could easily bake your asphalt roofing shingles and accelerate their deterioration.
Let Goodrich Roofing give your roof a complete checkup to diagnose its existing problems and figure out whether its condition merits a replacement project. Call us at (505) 219-4450 to request for your free estimate in Albuquerque or in the nearby communities.