Has it been more than 15 years?
Where is your home located? If it's in the Midwest like, in Downriver, Michigan, your home is susceptible to all seasons of weather -- snow, sleet, hail, rain and even heat in the summer.
Over time the Midwestern weather can put more wear and tear on your roof, shortening it's life span, than if your home was located elsewhere with more consistent weather and temperatures year round.
The problem is, most home owners are not up on their roof very often to check its condition, and unless there is a leak -- during a rain storm for example -- there may not be an obvious reason to check the condition of your roof shingles and their overall coverage.
As a reasonable rule of thumb -- especially if you're not experiencing any leaking in the house from the roof -- you can climb up to the roof once a year to visibly check the condition of the shingles. You likely would want to do this in the warmer, spring/summer months in a place like Downriver Michigan. If the shingles are curling, cracked or you have missing shingles, you will want to call a local roofer to help you correct the problem.
AllPoint Construction is considered the best roofing contractor in Downriver, Michigan. Click the link and learn more from the AllPoint website.
Posted by: Nick Venturella