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Signs Your Asphalt Roof Needs To Be Replaced

In this article, we will go over some of the signs that it is time to replace your current roof. For this article, we will be focusing on asphalt roofing. Most asphalt roofs last anywhere from 15 to 25 years based on materials used and climate. Asphalt shingle’s number one enemy is the weather. Even on a sunny day, your roof could be damaged if your home’s roof is not properly ventilated.  Not only will a properly ventilated roof protect your from premature failure, it can also help you save money in the hot summer months by reducing cooling costs. Next, we’ll go over some of the more common age-related signs that your asphalt roof needs to be replaced.

Warning Signs

shingle granule lossShingle granule loss is one of the more noticeable signs. The granules on your shingles protect the shingle from harmful UV rays. This causes your shingles to breakdown due to extra heat. Granule loss can also compound other age-related roofing problems such as curling, cracking, or ever shingle loss. Once you start to notice any of the mentioned issues, you should be proactive toward getting your roof replaced by a professional. Once the integrity of your roof is compromised, you are at risk of costly water damage that can cost an arm and a leg to fix.

 

If your roof shows any of these signs, contact a local roofing contractor to inspect your roof. Be vigilant in which contractors you invite onto your property. Make sure that they are licensed in your area, are bonded and insured, and where their main office is located. Ask how long they’ve been in business if they haven’t business very long ask them more about their business to see if they are knowledgeable and willing to address all of your concerns. Most contractors sub out the manual work to subcontractors they like to work with. This is nothing new and nothing to worry about. If your roofing contractor does sub out the work, be sure to ask them is the sub is insured. Remember. this is your home and your money. Feel free to ask as many questions as you would like. A well-versed homeowner makes a very happy contractor. We love working with clients that like to know every step of the process. It always helps our projects go smoothly.

 

If your roof looks like it’s in its last days, give Toye Contracting a call. One of your professionals would be happy to meet with you and address all of your concerns. Our office is located @ 1116 Cannell Ct ste 3, Rockton, IL. We can be reached at: 844-733-8693 or click here to contact us!

 

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  • Is Your Home's Roof Properly Ventilated?
    Posted at 18:19h, 11 February

    […] Excess heat can cause a number of problems for your home’s roof system. It can cause costly utility bills due to heat build up near your ceiling. Your home cooling system will have to work overtime to fight this heat build up. If you find that your cooling system is running much more during the day than it does at night you may have a ventilation issue. To check this, monitor how often your cooling system kicks on and off on a day in which the day and night temperatures are close in degrees. Another issue caused by excess heat is premature roof wear. To read about some of these issues, please click here. […]

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