Asphalt Roof Shingles

In the Denver area, roofs are often subject to harsh weather that can cause serious wear and tear. This is especially true for asphalt shingles because they aren’t as durable as metal or other roofing materials. In fact, you might find yourself needing to replace your shingles if you notice any of the following signs. 

Your Roof is 20+ Years Old

Was your last roof installation over 20 years ago? Then, you’re getting closer to a roof replacement every day. Asphalt roof shingles have an average lifespan of 20-25 years. However, this all depends on several factors, including climate and maintenance. You very well could find yourself needing a replacement sooner. The only way to find out is with a professional roof inspection.

Shingles Are Eroding

Roof shingles are made up of protective granules, and over time, these tiny pieces of asphalt start to erode and fall off of the actual shingle. It is hard to spot erosion from a distance, but you might notice traces of the granules left behind in your gutters. When this happens, it’s time to get a professional’s opinion on the condition of your roof.

Several Shingles Are Missing

If you have a few shingles missing after a storm, it’s no big deal. A quick and affordable roof repair can make everything good as new. However, if you notice that more and more shingles are falling off even when the weather isn’t severe, a replacement can be of more value to you because it offers long-lasting and effective results. 

Your Roof Looks Old

An old roof can start to look downright ugly. If your shingles are giving away the age of your home, then chances are it is time for a replacement. Not only does an old roof bring down the curb appeal and value of your home, but it also means that your home isn’t as efficient as it could be. A simple replacement can help you fix all of these problems. 

If you still aren’t sure whether or not to replace your asphalt shingles, then we recommend that you get in touch with Trek Contracting today. We have several HAAG-certified roofers who can inspect your roof for free and give you honest feedback. To schedule this consultation, call us or fill out our online quote form.