Is it time for a roof tune up? Just like your car, your roof needs periodic maintenance. Let Pitt's Roofing examine your roof today!
Generally speaking, new shingled roofs should last upwards of 20+ years. However, many factors, such as proper installation, climate, and ventilation, impact the life of your roof. Some signs that you may need a roof repair or replacement can include:
Algae growth which causes a dark discoloration on roofs. The algae is usually brown to black in color which results in a streaked, dirty looking rooftop. It can be mistaken for soot, dirt or tree droppings, which typically produce only localized discoloration. It's caused by the growth of air-borne algae which deposits on your roof. The good news is that algae growth does not affect the service life of your roofing material.
Curling which could have been caused by high nails, Lack of back coating, under-saturation of asphalt felt in organic shingles, lack of ventilation, or improper number of fasteners.
Blistering which is most commonly caused by moisture in the shingle.
Buckling which can be caused by improperly applied felt, wrinkled underlayment, roof deck movement, spacers not used in between roof deck board, poor roof ventilation, or new shingles applied over old, rough shingles.
Even if your roof shows signs of these symptoms mentioned above, you may not need a total roof replacement. A trusted roofing professional can give your roof a thorough examination and let you know if you are in need of a new roof, or just a few repairs.