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3 Signs You are Overdue for a Roof Replacement

Roofs are often the mystery area of your home. Few people know how it's supposed to work or what's up there. Most people just know they have shingles on the roof, those shingles keep the water out of their home, and the shingles were there when they moved in.

But, need to know how long shingles last, and recognize when they're getting old. Most shingles are designed to last a specific period of time and receive a designation at the factory such as 25-, 30, or 40-year shingles. When you move into a new home, the builder often provides information on what type of roof you have on your house. But, what if you moved into an older home and don't know how old the roof is? Or, what if you don't know what type of shingles are on it? How do you know when it's time for a roof replacement?

Three Signs You May be Overdue for a Roof Replacement


  1. The top coating on shingles is made up of tiny granules. After a rain, do your splash blocks at the downspouts look like they are full of volcanic ash? Are you reasonably sure there are no active volcanoes nearby? Then, it might be time for a roof replacement.
  2. During a wind storm, are you dodging shingles flying off your roof like a running back dodging tacklers? Then, you should think about a roof replacement.
  3. After a rain, does the ceiling under your attic look like someone let the tub overflow, but you don't have a bathroom in the attic? Then, you might consider a roof replacement.

While exaggerated, these are all indications it may be time for a roof replacement.

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Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in North America mainly because they are economical and versatile, work well on steep-sloped roofs, are sunlight and weather resistant, require little-to-no maintenance and are reasonably priced. In addition, asphalt shingles are also easy to cut, fasten, and fit, as well as being compatible with many different kinds of flashing and edging products.

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