How To Tell When Your Roof Needs Replacing

One of the top questions I get from homeowners is “how do I know when my roof needs replacing”?  Worn out shingles will allow water into your home.

In order to understand when a roof is at the end of its life, you have to understand that there are 3 main parts of a shingle.

3 Parts that make up a shingle

  • The matting — typically fiberglass
  • The asphalt — the center of the shingle which keeps moisture out
  • The granules — what reflects UV rays and protects the asphalt from drying out.

This short video describes, in depth, the anatomy of a shingle and shows how to tell when it is time to replace your roof.

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