Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 by Michael Fortenberry
A well-maintained roofing system can successfully protect your home from nature's elements. If you’ve gotten used to having a cozy and leak-free home, it’s important to ensure that your roof is always in great shape. One of the biggest concerns for homeowners, however, is knowing when to replace their roofing system. How can you be sure you're not wasting money by replacing a perfectly good roof? Fortenberry Roofing, the premier residential roofing contractor, discusses the four telltale signs:
Your Roof is Past Its Service Life. Asphalt shingle roofs usually last between 20 and 25 years, so if your roof has passed its 20th year, it may be time to consider a replacement. That said, there are other factors to consider like whether the old roof was removed, or if you have more than one layer of shingles, and if your attic has proper ventilation. If your current roof was installed over several layers and it’s older than 20 years, you will need a new roof.
Your Shingles are Curling. Curled shingles are a clear sign that you need a new roof. Fortunately, this is one you can inspect yourself. Check the slopes of your roof that get direct sunlight. Shingles curl because of prolonged exposure to the sun.If you notice any curling shingles, this means that they have passed their life expectancy.
You See Daylight Through the Roof. Light passing through your roof means there are holes in the system. While this can easily be remedied by repairs, it would depend on the extent of the damage on the roof. Leaks are often discovered after they have caused extensive damage. Since it’s risky to go up on your roof alone to check, be sure to turn to a professional residential roofing company for a thorough inspection. Once we’ve determined the condition of your roof, we’ll offer you the necessary solutions.
You See Granules in Your Gutters. A few stray granules are no problem for newly installed roofs. If your roof has been installed for quite a while, however, granules in your gutters are a sign that your roof is nearing the end of its life cycle. Inconsistent or dark areas on your roof are a telltale sign that the granules have worn away.
In need of a quality roof replacement? Turn to Fortenberry Roofing. We offer a wide range of roofing services that can keep your home’s beauty and protection intact. Call us today at 1-806-385-6761 to learn more about our services. We serve Littlefield, Hereford and the surrounding TX areas.
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