How often do you look at your roof? If you are like most people, you are far too busy to take out the ladder, climb it and take a look at the condition of your roof. You figure as long as there are no leaks, everything must be in good order. But then, if this is what you think, you would be wrong. Having your roof inspected on a regular basis can prevent costly repairs in the future.

So you decided to set aside some time to inspect your roof, smart move on your part. Don’t fret, it is a job that is pretty painless and won’t take up very much of your time. Before you expend the energy to pull the ladder from the garage and inspect your roof, here are the signs that indicate you might need to call some Salt Lake City roofing companies.roof1

Happy Birthday

Most shingle asphalt roofs will last between 20 and 30 years, if your roof is over 30 years old, it probably has some serious issues. If your roof is approaching its 25th birthday, buy a cake and call your roofing contractor.

Curling Shingles

If the edges of your shingles are curling upward, it is called cupping and if the shingles are curling downward it is called clawing, either way, if your shingles are curling it could be a sign you need to have your roof replaced. Other tell-tale signs you need to replace your roof include cracked shingles and shingles that are stained.

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If you are missing a few shingles, there should be no problem with having them replaced. But if a wind storm tore several shingles from your roof, you might want to have it replaced.

Check The Gutters

If your roof is older than 10 years and you notice a bunch of granules in the gutters, then it could be time to have your roof replaced. Granules help keep the sun from damaging the asphalt, which means when they fall off, your shingles will start to bake.

If your roof suffers any of these signs, it could mean you need a roof replacement. If you aren’t sure, then call an expert to have your roof inspected.