NRCA Vice President of Technical Services Mark Graham was interviewed in an Aug. 24 Good Housekeeping blog post about how homeowners can notice and address potential issues in their roof systems before they become larger problems.
Graham addresses common issues that indicate a homeowner should consider a roof system repair or replacement, including shingle curling. According to Graham, this is a sign of weathering and problems including leaks might occur.
“Depending on the extent of the curling, it could be anywhere from a year to five years before you need a new roof,” Graham says.
If shingles are cracked, this typically is a result of wind damage. A few cracked shingles can be replaced, but Graham recommends replacing the roof system within three to five years.
“If the cracking isn’t isolated to one particular area and it’s random throughout the roof, that’s a telltale sign that you should start thinking about a new roof,” Graham says.
When a roof system begins to sag, it should be replaced as soon as possible.
Read the blog entry in its entirety below.
For additional information regarding when to repair or replace your roof system or to locate an NRCA member contractor, visit www.everybodyneedsaroof.com.