Asphalt shingle roofs can last 15 to 25 years, on average. The more they’re maintained, the longer they will last. Time comes for all roofs, however, and you will eventually need to get a roof replacement. This video shows some of the most common signs that you are in need of a new roof.
If your roof is 20 years or older, it’s important to get it inspected by a high-quality roofing company once a year, at least. Mother Nature can take a toll over two decades of exposure. UV rays, temperature fluctuations, rain, sleet, snow, high winds, and more will all chip away at the structural integrity of the roof.
The first thing the roof company will look for is if the granules on the surface of the shingles are in good condition. The reflective particles help lessen the heat absorbed by the asphalt shingles from the sun’s rays. Eventually, though, the granules will fall off and the shingle is left completely exposed.
The roofers will also look for cracked and peeling shingles. The roof in the video is actually in good condition in this regard. There are a few cracks but a majority of the shingles are still tightly tacked down. High winds and temperature fluctuations that cause the roofing materials to expand and contract can cause poorly installed roofs to peel and crack quickly.
For more helpful signs, check out the video in the link above.