Many homeowners believe a roof is a once-in-a-lifetime investment. But roof damage can force homeowners to replace a roof regardless of how much time has lapsed since the roof was installed – especially here in the Dayton area.
The average life span of a roof in Ohio depends on when the roof was installed and the materials it is made from. Three-tab asphalt shingles may last between 10 and 15 years, while architectural asphalt shingles can endure for 15 to 20 years and tile may last between 35 and 50 years. A metal roof may last as long as 70 years; however, climate and color of the roof also will affect its longevity.
Here at Castle Roofing in Dayton, we encourage local homeowners to consider the following factors when determining if a roof is in need of repairs or replacement.
The age of your roof is a major factor in determining if it will need to be replaced or if repairs can be made to isolated damage.
People who live in neighborhoods where neighbors are now replacing roofs will likely find it is time to consult a roofing company. Homeowners also can check to see if they have any receipts that indicate the roof’s installation date so they have an idea about its age.
Grain in gutters
Castle Roofing President Mile Kresitzer said roofing shingles are designed to overlap, and sealant keeps them steady.
“Friction, weather and atmospheric changes can impact sealant and cause degradation.” he added. “Gutters with grainy material in them could indicate worn out sealant and shingles.”
Ridges are spots where two separate areas meet and often are important to the structural integrity of the roof. If your roof ridge is showing signs of wear, it could be time to repair or replace it.
Curled shingle edges
If shingle tabs are curled or cupped, the shingles may need to be replaced. But if curling is extensive, a whole new roof may need to be installed.
Bald spots or lost portions of the roof
Kreitzer said missing granules and missing shingles are both good reasons to consult a pro for a roof evaluation.
Homeowners who find dark streaks or moisture in the attic may discover that water is penetrating the roof underlay. Water often comes in around chimney flashing. Other water signs are blistering and bubbling in walls.
Look up through the attic and see if any light is coming through the roof, which may indicate there are cracks or holes in the roof.
If a homeowner doesn’t like the look of the roof from a design standpoint, a replacement also may be warranted.
When installed correctly with high-quality materials, a roof can last many years here in Dayton. But the presence of certain signs indicates replacement or repairs will be necessary.
If you think need a roof replacement or roof repair in Dayton, consider Castle Roofing –roof repair the best in professionalism and dedication as the premier roofer in Huber Heights, serving Greater Dayton and its surrounding communities.