You may not think about your roof very often, but each day, you rely on your roof to keep your family warm, cozy, and dry. Unfortunately, just like other parts of your home, your roof deteriorates over time and needs to be replaced every 13-18 years. Investing in a roof replacement will give you and your family the peace of mind that your home is protected.
You might be wondering how to tell if your roof needs to be replaced, or what signs to look for as you consider a roof replacement in the future. Our team at JD Hostetter is here to help you make the right choice for your home by offering professional, expert roofing services and solutions. We specialize in the installation of roofing products from Malarkey Roofing Products®, a family-owned business that has been providing roofing solutions you can trust for the past 60 years.
Look for the following five signs when you are contemplating a roof replacement or roof repair:
5 Signs that You Need a Roof Repair or Roof Replacement
1. Shingles Are Missing
Replacing a few shingles now and again is to be expected with typical roof maintenance. However, it may become difficult to avoid mismatched shingles when replacing your roof due to the availability of styles and weathering over time. If the amount of shingles missing seems to outweigh the amount of effort you are willing to put into roof repair, it may be time for a roof replacement.
When you choose Malarkey Roofing Products for your home, you can choose from several roofing styles and colors to achieve the desired look for your home.
2. Shingles Are Curling
Your shingles can curl in one of two ways. The first is cupping, when the edges of the shingles are raised while the middle is attached. The second is clawing, when the edges of the shingles are attached while the middle is raised. Cupping and clawing are both signs that your roof may be getting close to or is already leaking. Curling shingles are an indication that your roof should be replaced within the next few years, depending on the extent of the damage.
Malarkey Roofing Products offers high-performance shingles that are built to endure damage, last longer, and require less frequent replacement.
3. Shingle Granules in the Gutters
If you recently replaced your roof and find shingle granules in the gutters, don’t worry – this is perfectly normal for your new roof. However, if your roof is not new, and especially if it is over ten years old, you should consider a roof replacement as soon as you discover this condition.
Shingle granules typically look like dark crystals of sand. Since the granules are what keep the sun off the asphalt, when they are gone, your shingles will begin to deteriorate quickly. If you notice shingle granules in your gutters from your aging roof, consider roof replacement within the next few years. Malarkey Roofing Products offers shingles with pollution-reducing granules, which can give you confidence in your commitment to the environment when you choose a roof replacement with Malarkey.
4. Sunlight in the Attic
Have you made a trip to your attic lately? If not, head upstairs and see if you can spot any sunlight creeping through your roof. If you can see any sunlight (or water stains), this is a good indication you need a roof repair or replacement due to water leakage.
Most smaller leaks can be repaired, but if your leak is large, you may need a roof replacement. Malarkey Roofing Products offers high-performance, sustainable roofing shingles that are built to last longer and endure damage that can cause leakage.
5. Roof Is Sagging
A sagging roof should be a sure cause of concern for homeowners. If your roof is sagging, it is damaged and needs to be replaced. A sagging roof is usually due to water damage over time, or too much ice and snow piled on your roof, causing it to become weighted down.
A roof replacement using Malarkey products will ensure your roof is equipped to handle the frequent ice, rain, and snow in the Indianapolis area for years to come.
Choose JD Hostetter For Your Roof Repair or Roof Replacement
We understand that you want to invest in quality roofing products and services so you can be confident in your home for years to come. That’s why JD Hostetter provides roofing products and solutions that will add to your home’s longevity, appearance and value. We are happy to assist you in making the right decision for your roofing needs.
Take a look at our roofing products and services for more information on roof repair, replacement, and the benefits of using JD Hostetter to install your Malarkey Roofing Products.