Signs that You Need to Replace Your Shingle Roof


Asphalt shingle roofing is very popular, and for good reason. It is installed on about 80% of new homes, meaning that its value is appreciated by myriad homeowners and contractors. It'll strongly protect your home and provides a clean look that is great for both urban and suburban homes. Depending on the particular type of shingle roofing that you choose, lifespan can vary quite a bit. 3-tab shingle roofing is the most affordable choice and typically holds up well for 15 to 20 years. Architectural shingles come in at a bit higher price and have a lifespan of 25 years or longer. Premium shingles cost the most and can last 40 years. But in addition to lifespan, there are other signs that suggest your shingle roof needs to be replaced. At Accurate Roofing, our local roofers can inspect your shingle roof and let you know if it's due for replacement.

Curling/Cracking Shingles

If a single shingle is cracked or otherwise damaged, then repair could be your best option. But if shingles are curling/cracking throughout your roof, then it'll be time for replacement. If you delay, then there's a good chance that water will start leaking into your home.

Lifting/Missing Shingles

If shingles are lifting or missing, then you've got a sign that water leaks already exist in your roofing. This definitely warrants a professional roof inspection and likely means that your roof will need to be replaced.

Moss/Dark Streaks

When there's extensive moss/algae growth on an old roof, then replacement may be necessary. However, on younger roofs, it's often a better option to thoroughly clean the roofing.

Reaches End of Lifespan

Shingle roofing tends to need replacement once it reaches the range of its expected lifespan. As noted above, you'll want to pay close attention to your roof's life expectancy. As it nears that age range, you'll want to start budgeting for new roofing.

Roof Replacement in Los Angeles

When you need a roofer in Los Angeles, contact Accurate Roofing at (424) 348-7582. Our local roofing company offers expertise in various roofing types, including shingle, wood shake, and tile. Feel free to give us a call today to ask for a free roofing estimate in Los Angeles and Long Beach!


Accurate Roofing Blog
Posted: August 27, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ