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How to Tell if Asphalt Shingles Need to be Replaced

How to Tell if Asphalt Shingles Need to be Replaced

Aug 26, 2022

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!

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