Is It Time For A New Roof?

Posted on by Lisa Barton to Around Town, Buying Tips, Selling Tips

Having trouble identifying whether a new roof is needed? Have no fear, we are here to help you with a few tips provided by our friends at Celtic Construction.

20 year 3-tab shingles on a 4/12 roof or lower, that are around 14 years old, will visibly be showing age and nearing the end of their functional life. Depending on roof slope and exposure, 25+ year architectural shingles will have a longer life expectancy in Florida, ranging around 18-22 years.

What to look for….

You will notice where the edges start to separate and lift, and then curl. This becomes a major hazard during heavy winds. This is a telltale sign that your roof is starting to age.

Are you noticing granular loss? The sand-like material on each shingle are granules. The granules protect the main roof covering. If you notice that your gutters have granules in them, this is also a sign of aging or inadequate ventilation.

Roof leakage could be the result of an aging roof, or storm damage. This damage is rarely visible from the ground and requires a roof assessment.        

Hopefully this will help you diagnose any current or future issues.       

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