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  1. SHINGLE EDGES ARE CURLED OR SHINGLE TABS ARE CUPPED. SHINGLES ARE MISSING OR CRACKED.

These signs of damage indicate that your roof may be compromised and no longer providing adequate protection. If you notice a significant number of damaged shingles, it’s a strong indicator that it’s time for a new roof.

  1. BALD SPOTS WHERE GRANULES ARE MISSING.

Asphalt shingles are coated with granules that protect them from the sun’s UV rays and provide fire resistance. Over time, these granules may start to shed, causing bald spots on your shingles. If you notice a significant amount of granule loss on your roof, it’s a sign that your shingles are reaching the end of their lifespan and may need to be replaced.

  1. LEAKS OR WATER DAMAGE.

Water stains on your ceiling or walls are a clear indication of a roof leak. Even small leaks can lead to significant water damage over time, compromising the structural integrity of your home and promoting mold growth. 

  1. YOUR ROOF IS AT LEAST 20 YEARS OLD OR LOOKS OLD AND WORN;

while many shingles today are produced for durability, many factors can accelerate the aging of shingles. For example, if your roof is not properly ventilated, it can negatively impact your shingles.

  1. NEIGHBORS ARE GETTING NEW ROOFS.

Homes built around the same time period can be experiencing the same types of weather conditions can mean that your roof is nearing its useful life.

  1. DARK STREAKS.

Naturally-occurring airborne algae cause dark streaks on roof decks. While this may not necessarily harm the roof shingles, it won’t look good.

  1. POOR VENTILATION.

Inadequate ventilation in your attic can lead to a host of problems, including moisture buildup, mold growth, and reduced energy efficiency. Signs of poor ventilation include excessive heat or humidity in the attic, ice dams forming on the roof in winter, and premature deterioration of roofing materials. If you notice any of these signs, it’s essential to address the ventilation issues promptly to prevent further damage to your roof and home. (Note the rippling effect in the photo below)

  1. MOSS/ALGAE.

Moss/Algae can grow on roof surfaces that don’t get much sunlight, especially in cool, moist climates. While moss growth can be a cosmetic issue, it can hold moisture against the roof surface and over time in freezing climates can cause damage to the granules on the top of the shingles. Moss can be brushed off but it won’t prevent it from growing again and brushing it from the surface can damage the top of the shingle.

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