Look for Signs That You Need Roof Shingle Replacement
Shingle roofs deteriorate over time in a variety of ways. It's only natural since they are exposed to the elements, but it’s not always easy to tell when yours needs replacement. During a roof inspection, the roofing experts at Bulldog Builders look for the following signs of shingle roof damage:
Damaged Shingles: Broken, cracked, curling, or torn shingles on your roof usually indicate that you need a roof replacement.
Growth on Shingles: Moss, lichen, and algae can spread quickly on shingles if you leave it unchecked. They may not seem like a major problem, but it can cause the shingles to break down faster. Look for dark streaks on your roof to know whether you have an algae situation.
Interior Damage: Water leaks or wet spots on the ceiling and walls are signs that your shingle roof has considerable damage. Indoor leaking can also lead to mold growth in your attic, ruining your belongings and risking your family's health. Prevent this possibility with our services.
Missing Shingles: If your roof has bald spots, shingles may have fallen off when you experienced a severe storm or high winds.
Damaged Flashing: Flashing is the metal piece that seals off the areas where your roof meets a wall or chimney. If it's cracked, rusty, or broken, it can cause leaking.
Contact our experts as soon as you notice any slight difference in your shingles. What you might think are minor issues may lead to major problems if you leave them alone for too long. You can even book our 15-man crew for a fast and efficient 1-day roof replacement!
Choose the Right Shingle Roof Material
Shingles come in different materials that offer unique benefits. Here's a glimpse at the various shingle roofing materials available to you:
- Asphalt Shingles: These traditional shingles can last up to 30 years. They are also relatively inexpensive and provide great protection from the elements.
- Slate Shingles: Slate shingles are incredibly durable. They can last up to twice as long as asphalt shingles. They come in various shades of gray and require very little maintenance.
- Wood Shingles: Wooden shingles have natural insulation qualities, reducing the energy needed to keep your home warm or cool. They can last up to 30 years with responsible maintenance. We specialize in synthetic shake shingle installations.
- Fiberglass Shingles: These environmentally-friendly shingles utilize a waterproof coating that adds extra protection against the elements. They can last at least 20 years with proper maintenance.
If you're not sure which material would best suit your needs and budget, give us a call. Our team will assess your circumstances and help you find the best option for your roof.