CALL US TODAY: (724) 335-8515
trusted roofing company Whalen Exteriors

How Do I Know If My Asphalt Shingles Are Bad

Asphalt shingle roofing is the most common roofing choice for homeowners across the United States. This budget-friendly roofing option delivers a sturdy and reliable roof. And its versatility and customizable options allow homeowners to tailor their roofs to their own preferences.

Asphalt Shingles commonly last 20-30 years, when regularly inspected and maintained. If you’ve just moved into a relatively old home or have been living in your home for a while, your asphalt shingle roof may be succumbing to some of the wear and tear that has occurred over the years. Some of these problem areas can be solved with a quick fix, others may require an entire roof replacement.

Here’s How To Tell If Your Asphalt Shingles Are Bad:


Asphalt Shingles are fairly durable. They can withstand the impact of severe weather conditions. However, over time, the continuous onslaught of the elements slowly breaks them down and damages the shingles. Violent winds may cause shingles to break, come loose or it may tear them off completely, leaving your roof and home completely exposed.


Your asphalt shingles start to crack and curl when they have reached the end of their lifespan. When this happens you may need to consider replacing the roof of your home. Dry and blistering roof shingles are a result of your roof being constantly exposed to high temperatures and harmful UV rays.


Asphalt Shingles consist of a layer of granules that protect them from damage caused by foot traffic and harmful UV rays. The older shingles get the more granules they tend to lose. Shingles with missing granules are reaching the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced.


Roof leaks are a common occurrence in many homes. They occur as a result of damaged, broken or missing shingles. When your shingles are damaged they no longer protect your home from the elements and allow things like water and debris to seep into your home.


The growth of moss, mold, and algae means that water is not draining properly from your roof, thus not allowing the asphalt shingles to dry accurately. This warm and moist environment encourages the growth of moss. mold and algae on the roof of your home. These growths can deteriorate and damage the roof of your home and potentially risk damage to the structure of your home as well if these growths are not nipped in the bud.

Are Your Asphalt Shingles Deteriorating?

Whalen Exteriors is Pittsburgh’s roofing company committed to providing the local community with only the best in asphalt shingle roofing. We’ll assist you every step of the way, and our top-rated team is sure to do excellent work. Using quality materials and settling for nothing less than exceptional quality, we’re confident that you’ll be thrilled with your new roof.

Recent Articles