How Do I know If My Asphalt Shingles Are Bad?

 

Asphalt shingle roofing

Asphalt shingle roofing is probably the most common roof type in the United States. Their popularity is largely due to them being relatively cheap and easy to install. Asphalt shingle roofing tends to last 20 to 30 years but how do you tell when your roof has reached the end of its lifespan.

There are many tell-tale signs that indicate that your shingles have gone bad. Let’s break it down for you.

Spotting that your shingles have gone bad is not always obvious at first but most homeowners become aware of their roofing issues when they spot a water leakage. A water leak is usually a sign of a bigger roofing issue, these include:

Old Age

If you have moved into an old house or have been living in your home for a really long time there may be a possibility that your asphalt roof shingles have reached the end of their life expectancy. Asphalt shingle roofing usually lasts between 20 to 30 years depending on your maintenance and upkeep of the roof. If you think your shingles have reached the end of its life it is probably best to do an inspection or hire an inspector to survey the size of the problem.

Curling, Cracking or Lifting Shingles

Shingles that are curling and lifting have reached the end of their life expectancy. These shingles have been overexposed to the elements and are curling and lifting as a result. This lifting leaves the roof and your home exposed to further damage. Often excess moisture gathers underneath these shingles which can result in the growth of moss and mold and may also lead to water leakages.

Missing Shingles

If there are empty patches in your asphalt shingle roofing it is usually a sign that there are some shingles missing. This can be due to storm damage. You can also tell that some of your roof shingles are missing when you notice spots of sunlight shining through the roof of your attic. Missing shingles mean that the rest of your roof is not being protected, leaving your home exposed.

Shingle Granules

Have you noticed any shingle granules running down your gutters or flaking your property? This could be a sign that your asphalt shingles have reached the end of their life expectancy. Older shingles tend to erode or break off resulting in shingle granules filling your gutter or property below.

Protect Your Roof With The Help Of Home Genius Exteriors

Regardless of the residential roofing problem that you’re dealing with, Home Genius Exteriors is confident that we can deliver a roof maintenance plan for you.

If you are in need of residential roof maintenance services, call your trusted roofing contractor at Home Genuis Exteriors today. We’ll be happy to consult or schedule an appointment for a free inspection.

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“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.

“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.