There's no denying that your home's roof is one of its most important components regarding structural integrity. Even a small problem with your roof, if left unattended, can worsen and eventually result in major damage to other parts of your home. Due to this daunting fact, it's always a good idea to be a responsible homeowner and keep an eye on your roof to look for signs of structural damage, which may indicate the need for a roof repair or replacement. Here are just a few signs your roof may need to be repaired or replaced soon: Curling Shingles If the shingles of your roof are starting to curl or buckle, it may mean they need to be replaced. Look at the roofing shingles that receive direct sunlight and see if they're beginning to lose any of their granules, which is a sign that they're past their life expectancy. In other cases, this means that the roof could be defective. In order to determine the cause and come to the right resolution, get in touch with experienced roofing contractors. Missing Shingles/Valleys Next, if your shingles are falling apart or missing entirely, or if your roof is caved in, you probably need a roof replacement. These are signs that the roof is past its expected age and isn't providing adequate protection. Keep your home and belongings safe by calling us! Old Age Finally, if your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan, even if it appears to be holding up, it is likely time to replace. In a consumer survey, durability was identified as the number one factor when determining which new roof to purchase (88%), followed closely by longevity (83%). But before you make any decisions, you need to call us to assess the damage. Most experts agree that the typical roof should last between 20 and 25 years. Though your roof should be inspected once or twice a year under normal circumstances, nearly one in four homeowners (23%) admits they never inspect their roof or they only have it inspected if there is a problem. Understanding the signs of roof damage is the key to determining whether a repair or replacement is necessary.