Signs That You May Need A Roof Replacement

Unfortunately, your roof isn’t a human being. It can’t tell you where there’s damage, when it needs repaired or if it needs replaced. It’s up to you to hire a professional roofing contractor like Carolina Custom Contractors to inspect your roof annually to check for imperfections in your roof. We are here to provide you with a few tell tale signs that you may need a roof replacement sooner rather than later.

Your Roof’s Age

If built correctly, shingled roofs should last roughly 20 years. While many shingles today are quite durable, many factors can accelerate the aging process. Damaging wind and rain from hurricanes here in South Carolina will definitely shorten that lifespan. Another factor is ventilation. If your roof is not property ventilated, it can definitely have a negative impact on your shingles.

What’s Going On In The Neighborhood?

If you live along the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, then there’s a good chance you live in a neighborhood with homes that we all constructed by the same builder within a few years’ time. With that being said, if you start to notice your neighbors getting new roofs, perhaps it’s time to consider your situation. Those living around you experienced the same types of weather conditions over the years, so if theirs need replaced, then yours most likely does too.

Look At Your Shingles

If you plan on doing a roof inspection yourself, here are a few things to take note of when checking your shingles.

  • Shingle edges are curled.
  • Shingle tabs are cupped.
  • There are bald spots due to missing granules.
  • Shingles are cracked.
  • Dark streaks due to airborne algae.
  • Moss growing on shingles.

If you think it’s time for a roof replacement, be sure to give Carolina Custom Contractors a call. We can come out and provide a free consultation!