As a homeowner, it’s easy to forget that your roof, just like all parts of a home is subject to wear and tear. When roof shingles get old or damaged, repairing them is an important part of protecting your home from further damage. Let’s discuss how to tell if your roof needs shingle replacement, and whether you need to call the San Antonio roofers homeowners trust.
How long do shingles last?
Roof shingles should last anywhere between 20 and 50 years, depending on the material. Tile, copper and slate roofs can last over 50 years, and wood shake roofs last closer to 30 years. Fiber cement shingles generally last about 25 years, while asphalt and composition shingles last closer to 20 years.
The average roof lifespan in central Texas is 18 to 20 years. However, improper maintenance, wind and storms, extreme temperatures and more can cause shingle damage well before the end of their normal lifespan.
When should shingles be replaced?
In many cases, homeowners can plan to replace their roof around the expected end of its lifespan, but it’s important to recognize the signs that shingles need to be replaced earlier. Check your roof for the following signs of roof shingle damage:
- Falling roof shingles (you should be able to see where they’re missing)
- Shingle cracks
- Shingle granules in your gutters
- Buckling or curling shingles
- Water leaks in the attic
It’s important to call a professional immediately if you see any of these signs, as deteriorating shingles leave your home susceptible to further roof damage.
Shingle Replacement and Roof Installation
In some cases, only minor roof repairs are in order, requiring partial or complete shingle replacement. Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen often, as most roofing problems go unnoticed long enough to cause significant damage. Many problems with shingles indicate that the rest of the roof is damaged as well, leading to full roof replacement rather than small repairs.
No matter what level of roof repair your home needs, Roof Fix is the perfect choice for the job. Our roofing experts will help you determine the best course of action for your roof, working quickly to minimize the disruption of your daily life.
Call Roof Fix!
For more information or to request services, contact Roof Fix, the San Antonio area’s number one rated roofing company.