How Do You Know If It’s Time To Replace Your Roof

As a homeowner, it is crucial to recognize the warning signs of a failing roof. Don’t wait until a leak forces you to remedy the situation or causes expensive repairs. Be proactive and know what to look for with these four telltale signs that your roof may soon be in need of replacing.

1. Loss of Granules

Loss of granules on roof shingles

If you’re finding granules in your gutters and on the ground after rainfall, this is a sign that your roof is starting to age. Large patches of missing granules will increase your roof’s exposure to UV light, further accelerating the ageing process.

2. Curled Up Shingles

Curled up roof shingles

Curled shingles are a clear sign that your roof is starting to lose its weatherproofing properties. Severely curled shingles are prone to blow off in the wind, leaving your roof more exposed to the elements.

3. Missing Shingles

Missing roof shingles

Missing shingles that have blown off are an open pathway for moisture to enter into your home, and will eventually lead to poor insulation and water leaks if left unattended.

4. Algae or Moss Formation

Large patches of moss formation on roof

Algae and/or moss growth is caused by bacteria eating away at your shingles. Over time, this will cause moisture retention and compromise your roof’s ability to properly drain.

Depending on the age of your roof, none of these warning signs alone are reason enough to take drastic measures. However, the combination of two or more of these signs — along with a roof that is 15 years of age or older — point to the need for replacement to avoid any potential damage.

Hire A Professional

If you’ve decided to repair or replace your roof, don’t try to do the work yourself. Working at heights requires proper training, and repairing a roof requires specialty equipment.

George Kent is a GAF Factory-Certified Master Elite® Roofing Contractor. Because of GAF’s stringent standards, only 2% of all roofing contractors across Canada have received the Master Elite® designation!

Choosing a GAF Master Elite® contractor to replace your roof will give you the assurance that you’ll be working with a professional, reputable, and dependable contractor who has received the latest, most extensive training possible.

One of the benefits of working with George Kent is that we have the ability to offer a lifetime warranty on your roof. Whereas typical warranties prorate after five years, we can offer a lifetime warranty that covers all materials and labour for 50 years.

If you are interested in receiving a quote for a new roof, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly staff at George Kent. We look forward to being of service.

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  • Terence_Thurmond

    This is so helpful because not everyone can see if their roof needs replacing just by looking at it. This article provides an easy-to-follow program that will lead you through the process step by step.
    Some people try to do everything themselves, but rebuilding a roof is beyond most people’s experience. If you’re doing it yourself, be sure to get all safety equipment, and if you’re not up on your tetanus shots, get one before you begin. Visit here for details! https://www.roofingkamloops.ca/

  • Mark

    I read your article on roof replacement and I was really interested in what you had to say. I know a lot of people don’t realize how expensive it is to replace their roof so it’s great that you point out these warning signs. Pretty cool information.

  • demolition surrey

    I read your blog post about roof replacements and wanted to give you a quick shout-out. Thanks for the great information on how to tell if it’s time to replace your roof!

  • Newearth Demolition

    I just read your article on how to tell if it’s time to replace your roof and I totally agree with you. Curled up shingles are a clear sign that the roof is failing and needs replacing. Curled shingles can also lead to leaks in your home or business which can be problematic! The article was super helpful, thanks for posting it.

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