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How to know if it’s time for a new asphalt roof

 

If you have an asphalt roof on your residential or commercial property, you may be wondering whether it’s time to have it replaced. No one wants to have to deal with a major emergency situation with their asphalt roof, but at the same time, you don’t want to spend plenty of your hard-earned money on a replacement roof if that’s not totally necessary.

Asphalt roof variables

There are plenty of variables that determine whether it’s time to have your asphalt roof replaced, so unfortunately it’s impossible to say, with absolute certainty, whether it’s time to have your asphalt roof replaced without analyzing it in-person. There are many factors beyond your control that determine the longevity of your asphalt roof including but not limited to:

  • The quality of the labor and materials used on the original installation
  • The functionality of the roof’s ventilation system
  • The exposure to environmental conditions (wind, sun, pollution)
  • The amount of non-essential foot traffic your roof endures (hanging lights, adjusting antennas, etc.)

Plenty of additional factors can also impact the longevity of your asphalt roof. It’s also a good idea for you to consider any observable problems. If your asphalt roof has lifted or missing shingles, curling ends and shingle blistering, it may be time to have your asphalt roof replaced. If you notice any granular loss on your shingles, it’s especially important that you call Guardian Roofs at (714) 633-3619 for a thorough roof evaluation and free estimate. A few missing granulars isn’t a big deal, but if you notice actual bare patches on the shingles themselves, you have a problem on your hands. These granules protect your roof from UV rays, plus they make your roof look nice. If the asphalt on your shingles is directly exposed to the sun, it will shrink and decay, leaving you with a hole in your roof.

Don’t wait until it starts leaking

Plenty of homeowners and property managers wait until their roof starts leaking in one or more places to call Guardian Roofs. But that is a mistake! Leaking isn’t the best way to determine the general condition of your roof. Most leaks are the result of flashing damage, which can be repaired rather simply. However, if you wait until you notice a leak inside your property, significant water damage may have already occurred. Water could be coming in from your roof for a long time before the tell-tale stains in ceiling show up. In the meantime, your insulation may be ruined, mold may have formed, and your walls and decking may be damaged.

Contact us today

Whether you’re pretty confident your roof needs to be replaced or you simply have no idea, call Guardian Roofs at (714) 633-3619 today. We’ll be happy to send one of our highly qualified roof technicians right on over to evaluate the current condition of your roof, give you expert recommendations, and provide you with a free estimate. He or she will also gladly answer any questions you may have. Call (714) 633-3619 now.

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