How to Know When It’s Time for a New Shingle Roof

How to Know When It's Time for a New Shingle Roof

Make sure that your roof is in its optimal condition at all times. By getting regular inspections and repairs when needed, your home will stay dry and save money. However, as your roof ages, there is less and less that can be done to prolong its functional life. When your roof has reached twenty years old, new shingle roof options should be discussed with your roofing contractor.

Save Energy, Save Money

New roofing technology insulates better than roofs that are 20 years old. Your attic will stay cool and dry, and your entire home will keep the perfect temperature. Watch your heating and cooling bills decrease dramatically, and stay comfortable, knowing your investment in a new roof was your key to savings.

When Do I Replace?

There are many factors that come into play when discussing a new shingle roof with your roofing contractor. Some indicators that you need a new roof can be seen from the ground:

  • Patches of missing shingles
  • Cracked, broken, curling, and buckling shingles
  • Flashing is broken or missing
  • Large quantity of shingle granules are left in your gutters.
  • Missing shingles in the valley of your roof

Less Repairs

Don’t waste money on repair after repair when a new roof is really the best option. If all your free money goes straight to patching up your old shingle roof, dropping the money upfront and finally investing in a new shingle roof will save you a bundle in the long run.

Keeping Dry

Old shingle roofs are notorious for leaks. Usually, right after a leak is patched, another will appear with the next big rain storm. A simple fix for this is the installation of a new shingle roof.

Protect Your Family with a New Shingle Roof
Keeping your family safe is a top priority. When your roof is in working order, your family is warm and happy. So, check up on your roof often to get the most out of its life.

To discuss the current status of your roof and to talk over the pros and cons of a new shingle roof, contact Yellowhammer Roofing of Decatur.

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