Is It Time For an Important Re-roof?
Summer is usually the best time to get an important re-roof. It probably isn’t something you think about from day to day, but your roof is a vital component of your home. Most homeowners don’t even stop to consider all that your roof does for you. Don’t be passive while thinking that your roof will last years longer than it should. If you need a important re-roof or will soon, plan for it now.
Don’t Wait Until an Emergency Arises
Many homeowners don’t want to invest in a re-roof mostly because of the expense. Instead, they put it off as long as possible. Homeowners usually wait until they are forced to make a quick decision because of various reasons such as missing shingles, hail-damaged shingles or a leaking roof. When you wait until your roof springs a leak or surrenders to another major problem, it’s very likely that these issues will damage other aspects of your home, and you could end up having to pay for a lot more than just your roof.
Don’t wait until the last minute to make a decision about a re-roof.
Installing a re-roof shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s a very large investment that will impact the look of your home on the outside and the comfort and efficiency levels inside. Take the time to do your research, hire a qualified and experienced roofing contractor, and carefully select your roofing materials to fit your home and your budget. Be sure to check with your HOA to see if there are any shingle types or color restrictions. Your roofing contractor should also know this if they have roofed in your neighborhood before.
How To Tell When It Is time to Replace Your Shingled Roof
Shingles Are Cracking
Walk around your house periodically and take a long look at your roof’s shingles. Are they cracked or broken? Cracked or broken shingles hinder your roof’s ability to properly disperse water. Cracks or chips create pockets where water will begin to puddle, causing further damage to your roof. If only a few shingles are broken or cracking, you may be able to have them replaced individually, but if most of your shingles are showing signs of damage, it will be time for a re-roof.
Shingles Are Missing
The shingles act somewhat like a shield in your roof’s system. If shingles are missing, the underlayment of your roof is exceptionally vulnerable to damage. Missing shingles can be a point of entry for water and may lead to a severe leak. Before you replace a missing shingle, be sure to have a roof inspection by a qualified roofer for any more damage that may have occurred while your roof was exposed.
Missing Granules on Shingles
Shingles have a protective layer of granules that are designed to reflect the sun’s rays. These granules may be washed away over time due to poorly executed drainage, eaves, or downspouts. If you notice that your shingles are missing granules or are beginning to show bald spots, it may be time for a important re-roof. Bare shingles will age very quickly and will become a point of entry for water, causing a roof leak. Consult a professional roofing contractor to inspect your roof to determine if you need an important re-roof.
Shingles Are Curling
Curling shingles are an indication of age and are a warning sign that your roof needs to be replaced. Shingles with curled edges are susceptible to damage from strong winds, hail and ice. The further away your shingles peel from the roof, the more prone your system is to have further damage. Shingles that are exposed to direct sunlight are more likely to begin curling, so pay attention to areas that may be affected.
Roof Has Aged
The lifespan of your roof can vary based upon material, quality of installation, and weather exposure. Most shingled roofs can last between 10 to 25 years, depending on the type of shingle that you have. Some shingles are built stronger to withheld hail and strong winds.
You may want to consider the Class 4 shingles if you need a re-roof. Tree damage, lack of maintenance, and poor installation can lead to premature aging.
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