Here at Blue Ridge Roofing, we want to help you keep your property in the best possible condition, whether that property is your main residence or your beloved vacation home. To do that, we offer a range of expert roofing services, including roof replacement. Our team understands that replacing a roof is not a cheap process, and that most people would like to put off that step for as long as possible. In this article, we’ll go over how to tell when the time to replace your roof has definitely come so that you can get the most value from your existing structure while also not putting it at risk of damage.
- Curled Shingles- One sign that it’s time for a roof replacement is curled or buckled shingles. Shingles start to curl when moist air from the attic causes the wood of the deck to warp and push the nails up and out, and when this happens, it leaves your roof vulnerable to the elements and increases the risk of shingles blowing off in a storm.
- Shedding Granules- Another sign that it may be time for a roof replacement is if your shingles start to lose their granules. When shingles lose their asphalt granules, they also lose some of their ability to protect the roof from the wind and rain. If you see these granules collecting in your gutters or downspouts in large numbers, we encourage you to give us a call to get your roof checked out.
- High Energy Bills- A third, less obvious sign that you may need a roof replacement is excessively high energy bills. A spike in your energy bills can indicate that your roof and its insulation are no longer effective at preventing heat loss or gain, which then forces your HVAC system to use more energy to maintain your desired temperature.