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Is It Time to Replace Your Shingle Roof?

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Curled and Leaking Shingle RoofIf you currently have a shingle roof that seems to be aging, you may want to think about replacing it. There are a few signs you can look for that will help you decide if replacing your shingle roof will be the best decision for your home.

Leaking

If your roof is leaking into your attic after rain, ice, or snow storms, this is a sign that your shingles do not have adequate underlay, it may also mean that part of your roof is deteriorating.

Curled Shingles

As time passes shingles may start to curl. This curling happens at the end of a shingle roofs life and can cause your roof to look worn and old.

Missing and Torn Shingles

If your roof has a large amount of missing or damaged shingles this can lead to damage to your attic and interior walls. Repairing large amounts of damaged shingles could cost you more than replacing your entire roof, making replacement the better option.

Staining and Mold Growth

Shingles that have not been layed properly and are missing adequate underlayment will over time cause leaking to occur. These leaks result in stains on your inside ceiling and walls and can eventually lead to the growth of mold or mildew in your home.

An Increase in Energy Costs

If your energy bills are starting to rise, you may want to consider replacing your roof. A roof that is aging and has incurred damage due to harsh storms may have missing shingles, cracks, and leaks, on top of other issues that are causing heat and cooling to seep from your home.

Your Roof is Reaching The End of its Life Span

After your roof has lived out its average life span you will find damage to roof shingles and flashing will become a regular occurrence. Replacing your roof will save you money in the long run.

Adding Value

If you are looking to sell your home in the near future you may consider replacing your roof, especially if it is in the second half of its lifespan. Buyers will appreciate the aesthetics and longevity of a new roof when looking for a home. Also lending agencies, like banks, take a roof’s age and condition into consideration when determining the amount of financing they will approve for the purchaser.

If you are in need of a new roof or would like a professional opinion, contact us today at S&K Contractors