Asphalt shingles don’t last forever. If you stay in your home long enough, there will come a point when you need to replace your roof. But here’s the question: how do you know when the time has come?
While you can always contact a roofing contractor with your questions and concerns, here are some telltale signs that it’s probably time to replace your asphalt shingles.
- Cracked shingles: A visual inspection can help you determine if some or all of your shingles are cracked.
- Bald spots: When granules go missing, bald spots are left behind.
- Dark streaks: Airborne algae can cause dark streaks on your roof. While it may not cause harm, it drags down the curb appeal of your home.
- Your roof is at least 20 years old: Even though today’s asphalt shingles are produced to last, once the 20-year mark hits you’re closing in on the end of the life cycle.
If you’re unsure of what to do next, contact a roofing professional to inspect your roof and make suggestions. You can then confidently decide what to do next. It may be time for a new roof!
Pond Roofing is an award-winning roofing contractor in Fairfax, VA. We specialize in roofing, siding, window replacement, and door replacement in Fairfax and Arlington, VA. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google.