Roof deterioration can occur due to various reasons. Generally, the main culprit behind roof deterioration is either roof aging or damage. Normal wear and tear, however, manifests differently from roof damage. That’s why you have to look at your roof more closely in order to figure out the cause of the problem.
In this post, we list the common signs of roof aging and roof damage that your roofing contractor will likely look for during an inspection.
Signs of Roof Aging
Wear and tear is typically the result of long-term exposure to sunlight, high winds and other elements. It can lead to faded shingle colors or dark spots.
- Dark Spots – These result from significant granule loss over the years — which is normal as it signals the end of the shingles’ service life. When you notice dark spots caused by granule loss, it means that your roof is already ripe for replacement.
- Fading Color – This is considered to be a cosmetic issue that’s unlikely to affect the performance of your residential roofing system. However, since this essentially means your roof is old and approaching the end of its lifespan, you might want to have your roof checked and replaced soon.
Signs of Roof Damage
To find out if your roof is damaged, watch out for the signs below:
- Missing or Damaged Flashing – This can be due to repeated contractions and expansions of the flashing. If ignored, this kind of issue can cause the bottom part of the flange to lift or the flashing itself to separate.
- Hail Damage – If your roof has been badly hit by hailstones during a storm, you’ll likely see dents on your roof. But even if you don’t notice any damage after a hailstorm, it’s still best to contact a roofer for an inspection. Sometimes hail damage cannot be easily recognized by an untrained eye.
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