Your Asphalt Shingle Roof And Choosing Repair Or Replacement

Posted on: 30 November 2022

Asphalt shingle roofs can last many years, but the longevity will depend on a number of conditions. The quality of the roof you have installed on the home, direct sunlight on the roof, and harsh weather can all impact how long you are able to depend on your asphalt shingle roof. There are times when a small repair is all you need to take care of a leak, while other times the problem is more systemic and needs to be addressed with a new roof installation. When you work with a roofing contractor that you trust, you will feel confident in the decision to replace your roof when it's time.

Shingles Are Fading

Asphalt shingles can fade within a couple of years, and this is not a sign that your roof is failing. You can expect fading over time, especially when your roof is exposed to direct sunlight for long hours of the day. 

You Have a Roof Leak

A roof leak can usually be repaired, but you will want to have the structural integrity of your roof checked to make sure there aren't other leaks going on. If you simply have some faded shingles and a small leak, this does indicate it's time to replace your roof. Fixing the leak should take care of the problem. If you have more than one leak, there is likely a problem throughout your roof.

Shingles Are Falling Off Your Roof

As asphalt shingles start to deteriorate, you might notice that shingles are becoming loose on your roof. Once you start to find shingles falling, this means it's time for a roof replacement. If the loose shingles are caused by damage to your roof from inclement weather, a repair should solve your problem.

Your Shingles Are Curling

Curling shingles are a sign that your asphalt shingles are failing. As shingles get older, they can curl up and stop protecting the roof of your home. If you can see areas on your roof where you have loose, curling shingles, it's time for a roof replacement. If you haven't had a roof leak, but you have deteriorating shingles, it is still important to have your roof inspected.

Once you begin to have consistent problems with your roof, it's time to consider a replacement. Damaged or loose shingles won't protect your home, and you will end up with water causing damage to your home if there is a storm.  

For more information, contact a local company like Kerry Roofing LLC.