For many homeowners in the Brevard, NC area, there’s one way they know when they need a new roof: they find a leak. But while this is one of the key indicators that new roofing is needed, there are other factors to consider. The roofing contractors at Southern Quality Company suggest keeping your eyes open for these four things. If you notice any of them, call us for an inspection to determine whether you need roofing replacement at your home.

  1. Age of the roofing: If your roof is a couple decades old (or older), it’s likely that it’s seen better days. In all likelihood, roofing replacement will be your best bet. Most types of roofs are designed to last about 25 years. However, this depends on various factors. These include whether there’s only one layer of roofing, the nature of the ventilation, and the type of weather the roof’s been exposed to. As a general rule of thumb, start considering replacement once your current roof reaches about 20 years of age.
  2. Curling and buckling shingles: If you notice any signs of buckling or curling on your shingles, it might be time to replace your roof. The same applies if you notice that some of the roofing granules are lost. Call a roofing company in Brevard, NC for an in-depth inspection and estimate for a roof replacement.
  3. Missing shingles: If some shingles are missing, it could be an indicator that the entire roof is compromised. Often, roof damage begins when shingles loosen and fall off. Even after repairing one section, others can fall off somewhere else. Don’t wait until the problem becomes too big to control.
  4. Light shows through the roofing: When you notice that light is getting through the roof, it means that the entire structure could be weakened. Often, the holes where the nail is driven can expand and contract. There could also be damage to the joints, which can make the shingles separate and let light through. A roofing contractor will check the shingles as well as the integrity of the supports before making a recommendation.

To learn more about roofing replacement in Brevard, NC or to schedule a consultation, call Southern Quality Company.