Over time, your porch roof has to withstand heat, water, and wind, which take a toll on its integrity. However, you never notice that anything is wrong with your porch roof, till you start noticing leaks or other types of noticeable major problems.
The problem with this practice is that you will only take necessary actions when there are huge, unavoidable problems. Luckily, there are many signs which tell you that your porch roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. Here are four signs which indicate that you need a new porch roof:
The easiest way to know if you need a new porch roof is to check the condition of the shingles. Go outside your house and take a look at your porch roof. Are there any shingles whose edges are pointing upwards? Are shingles missing from certain portions of your roof?
Also, check if the shingles are cracked. As this is hard to notice from a distance, make sure that you are extremely close to the roof. If your answers are yes to these questions, it is time that you replaced your porch roof with a new one.
Another easy to check out the condition of your composite shingle roof is to look for dark trails/streaks/spots. If you find any of these things on your roof, it is a sure indicator that your porch roof has mold. It also signifies that your porch roof has water damage, another significant problem.
Most of the materials used by roofing companies will last you anywhere between 15 to 20 years. Although it is possible for porch roofs to last longer with great care and careful maintenance, you can’t expect it to last forever. If your porch roof is more than two decades old, then it is time to start thinking about replacing it.
Large amount of shingle granules in the gutter
The last way to know if your porch roof needs replacement is by taking a look at the gutters. As roofs start to age, their granules start falling apart. Over time, you will start to notice a larger amount of shingle granules in the gutter, which tells you that you should be changing your porch roof soon.
These are the four signs which indicate that you need a new porch roof. If you are looking to replace your porch roof, why don’t you contact Prodigy Roofing & Construction? Our professional roof inspectors will give an estimate of the overall cost of repair/replacement within 30 minutes after our arrival!