How To Know When To Replace Your Roof

by | Aug 30, 2016 | Roofing

As a home owner, sometimes you may be unable to establish whether your need roof repairs in Aurora or you need it replaced. It is not something that you can determine on your own. There are variables that will affect whether a professional advises repair or replacement:

A�A� * Age of the roof: Roofers say that a roof should last for about 20 to 25 years. After that, if it shows signs of wear, then it needs to be replaced.

A�A� * Roof valleys: Roof valleys help to drain off water into the gutters during rainy and snowy seasons. If the roof shingles are missing or falling apart along the roof valley, then that means your roof is susceptible to leaking.

A�A� * Curling and buckling shingles: If you notice the shingles on your roof are buckling and curling, you need to replace not repair your roof. For shingles, the roof does not have to present other roofing problems for it to be replaced; buckling and curling are enough reason to replace it.

A�A� * Shingle granules in the gutter: As your roof gets old, the granules connecting the shingles tend to fall off. To determine this, check the gutter to see if there are pieces of granules there. If there are some, then it is ready to change your roof. An old roof tends to have darker spots all over. Check out for that also.

A�A� * Weak underlying deck: When the deck of your roof is weak, it tends to have a trampoline effect when you step on it. A trampoline effect is a sign that the deck has been weakened by moisture.

Making the call on your own can be difficult. Showalter Roofing can help you to make an informed choice about your roof to ensure that you get the best.

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