As fun as it can be to work on updating the interior of your home, it’s important to work on the exterior as well. After all, the exterior is what protects you and the interior from the elements. There are several different components to the exterior of your home that help keep the moisture outside. This includes the siding and the roof. Your roof protects your home from storms and yet, you may rarely worry about it unless it fails. Here are three signs that it’s time to have your roof replaced.

Roof Age

If you find yourself wishing your roof a Happy 25th Birthday, it’s probably time to look into roof replacement. Roofs last a significant number of years but depending on weather conditions, somewhere between 20 to 30 years is when your roof will reach the end of its effective life. This is dependent on the type of roof that was initially installed as well as how expertly it was installed. If your neighbors start replacing their roofs and the homes are similar in age, it’s probably a sign to replace yours.

Missing Shingles and Damage

Occasionally, take the time to take a closer look at your roof. Inspect it for damage and any missing shingles. Asphalt shingles will hold up better to damage and will probably have fewer missing shingles compared to materials like wooden shake shingles. If you have a decent amount of missing or damaged shingles, it’s definitely time to call the roofing installation experts because it can no longer effectively protect your home.

Granules in the Gutter

One commonly missed sign your roof needs replacement is the quantity of roof granules in the gutter. In the fall, if you find yourself cleaning out a decent amount of roofing granules from the gutter, you should know that your roof is reaching the end of its life expectancy.

Call the roofing experts at Falcon Exteriors for your free cost estimate when you see these signs that you need a roof replacement.