How to Tell You Have an Aging Roof

Knowing the age of your roof is important for a lot of reasons. It plays into determining if it's time to replace or if repairs are enough to keep it safe and sound. So, how do you know the age of your roof? It's a tough question to answer, but also one frequently asked to roofing contractors. 

When your roof is aging, there are ways that it will let you know. Here are some of the clear signs that your roof is on its last leg and might need to be replaced soon according to Colorado Roof Toppers, a trusted roofing contractor.

1. Curling Shingles

Curled shingles are the result of heavy winds, excessive exposure to heat and the passage of time. If the shingles on your roof have curled it will be easier for water to seep in under your roof and damage your home. These curled shingles are a great place for pests to hide and gain entrance to your home and cause serious damage.  Such shingles cannot be repaired; they must be replaced.

2. Dark Roof Spots

If your roof is concrete or brick tile, the dark spots are likely caused by moss or algae that grows over time. However, if your roof is a metal one, these dark spots can't mean anything good. Usually the problem you have with dark spots on a metal roof means rust, and it's only a matter of time before your roofing is severely damaged.

3. Missing Shingles

Missing shingles are a sign that the adhesive that used to hold them to the roof has failed. This will inevitably occur after a specific time, and it is an indication that you need to replace your roof. A bad storm will cause loose shingles to fly off the roof, which can cause damage to other homes or injury to people passing by.

Age of Roof and Insurance

Based on the insurance companies' extensive data, older roofs are more likely to receive serious damage than newer roofs. As building codes and technology evolve, roof quality goes up. As your roof gets older, your annual premium will probably increase. With the priority your home insurer will put on your roof, its risk level will increase with passing years. If your roof is too old in the eyes of your insurer, you could see your home insurance policy not renewed or even canceled.

Colorado Roof Toppers is backed by CertainTeed and 40 plus years of experience in the roofing industry. All projects are supervised by owners Scott and Denise, ensuring quality and customer satisfaction. To learn more about our residential roof replacement services, just give Colorado Roof Toppers a call at (720) 378-1902 or (970) 535-4128. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve clients in Berthoud, CO and the surrounding areas.

by Denise Bart July 05, 2021