Warning Signs That Your Roof Needs TLC
What does TLC mean for roofs?
TLC means tender loving care. It means your roof needs some repair work.
A solid roof is crucial, roof inspections are important. Here’s how to notice and deal with potential issues before they become big ones.
Asphalt shingle roofs last between 20 and 30 years, older ones will have problems.
Indicate problems and they will need replacing.
Functionally, there’s no problem with replacing them, however getting colours to match is difficult.
Replace the odd cracked shingle without worry. If it isn’t isolated, you should start thinking about a new roof within 5 years.
Granules in the gutter
A problem with older roofs. Granules help keep the sun off the asphalt, without them shingles start to bake and the quality will deteriorate quickly.
A cosmetic issue only, don’t take matters into your own hands by power washing or scraping away at the green stuff as you could chip off all the granules.
If light can get in, so can rain, cold air, and snow. Patch small leaks but larger ones indicate a need to replace your roof sooner rather than later.
Typically an indication of a bigger structural issue, you may need a new roof.