With winter well on its way, the northern parts of the U.S. are bound to get hit with harsh weather. That’s why it’s absolutely imperative to invest in a new shingle roof now before it hits hard. The roof of your Pennsylvania home is designed to protect you and your family from the elements like rain, snow, sleet, and hail. So if you’ve noticed any type of damage to your roof, then reach out to Your Remodeling Guys as we are the local experts to make sure your home roof can endure the trials of winter. If you’re curious about what type of signs to watch out for, then you’re in luck because we’re here to talk about just that.
The largest culprits for damaging a roof are hail and excessively strong winds. Any time that these conditions pass through your neighborhood, it is highly important that you give your roof a brief inspection afterward. Some tell-tale signs of roof damage are below.
Signs that You Need to Replace Your Roof:
- Curling and/or Buckling Shingles: A sure sign that your roof is past its prime, shingles in this condition need to be replaced as soon as possible and most likely the entire roof as well.
- Damage Roof Valley: Missing or degrading shingles in this area of your roof most definitely means that you should replace your roof since this is the area in which water flow occurs the most.
- Missing Shingles: This issue leads to roof leaks and is common to see after storms in which strong winds are present. 3-tab shingles are particularly susceptible to this and hail damage.
- Shingle Granule Buildup in Gutters: If you notice a buildup of granules in your gutter, it is most likely because your shingles are nearing the end of their life.
On top of these problems being a product of severe weather, they can also occur simply due to the age of your roof. The typical lifespan of a roof is between 10-15 years so if your roof is in that range, then it becomes all the more urgent to invest in a new roof before winter rolls around. At Your Remodeling Guys, we carry several roofing packages, each geared toward a specific price range so you can have your choice of how well your roof performs. Obviously, we would recommend our “Ultimate Choice” as we believe it to be the most comprehensive with its 50-year warranty, but the decision is ultimately yours. To learn more about our other roofing options, contact us today.