Your roof is your lifeline of your commercial or residential space – with a damaged roof, you are putting those in your building at risk. A roof that is properly maintained and repaired once damages occur outlasts those who only seek repairs once there is a serious problem.
However, there are some warning signs when it comes to replacing your shingles on your roof that may not be very noticeable at first:
- Curling edges
- Chipped or curved edges
- Cracking shingles
- Any thinning or loose shingles that are in danger of coming out
- Dark streaks or moss forming
- Daylight coming in through the roof boards (you will notice the roof feeling like a trampoline, signaling weak shingles that need replacing)
Proper inspection and maintenance on your commercial or residential roof is important for its lifespan. Failing shingles that go well beyond their life expectancy will start to curl, crumble, and eventually break loose from the roof, adding the risk of water damage, physical damage or anything getting into the underlying membrane that could lead to a full-on replacement.
Another great tip is to look in your gutters to see whether they contain shingle granules. Roofs tend to lose more granules toward the end of their life cycle, and inconsistent or darker color on some parts of the roof is another sign the granules have worn away and are needing immediate repair and a shingle replacement.