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How to Know If Your Roof Shingles Need Replacing

The roof is one of the most important elements of your home. It shields you from the elements and ensures your comfort. However, if you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t pay much attention to your roof.

Roofs experience a lot of wear and tear. They’re exposed to wind, rain, snow, ice, extreme temperatures, and the intense rays of the sun. All of these factors can lead to damage. The roof shingles bear the brunt of this wear and tear, so it’s important to pay attention to them. Here’s a look at some of the signs that indicate your shingles need to be replaced.

How to Know If Your Roof Shingles Need Replacing


If the edges of your shingles are starting to curl upward, it’s time to have them replaced. Curling can occur for a number of reasons, including excessive heat, intense sun exposure, and age. Whatever the cause, once the shingles start to curl, you need to have them replaced as soon as possible. Curled shingles are prone to wind and ice damage, which can lead to severe and costly damage inside your home.

Bald Spots

Shingles are covered in granules, and while they are highly durable, they can wear off. Age, excessive exposure to running water, or tree branches rubbing on the roof can wear away those granules, causing bare spots on your shingles. This can speed up the aging of your roof and lead to decay, making your roof more susceptible to water damage.


High winds and ice can cause cracking in shingles. As a roof nears its life expectancy, cracking can also occur. If the shingles are cracked, your roof won’t be able to effectively protect your home from water, which can lead to damaging leaks interior leaks.

Empty Spots

If any of your shingles are missing, replacement is required ASAP. Without shingles, water damage is imminent. Additionally, your home will become less energy efficient, which can decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills.

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