Need a New Roof? Let ROOFWORKS Help!
When you have a roofing problem, it can feel like the sky is falling. Literally. Fortunately, we’re here to help. As a fully insured, licensed, and bonded company in Maryland, ROOFWORKS is here for all of your roofing replacement needs.
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How Often do I Need to Replace a Shingle Roof?
Replacing a shingle roof is the most common type of replacement work in home improvement! How often it needs to be fully replaced depends on a variety of factors:
- Local weather patterns
- Maintenance and inspections
- Age of your roof
- Quality of your roofing materials & workmanship
- Accumulation of debris
- Roofing design
- How often roof tune-ups are performed
More often than not, roofs with asphalt shingles will last up to 20 years. So if your roof is pushing 20 years old, it’s definitely time for an evaluation. That being said, you may need your roof replaced much sooner if you live in an area with extreme local weather or there’s some other type of damage. The most important thing to remember here is to pay attention to your roof. Minor issues can progress into major issues in no time if not addressed.
Does Adding Another Layer of Shingles Count as Roof Replacement?
It may seem like a “quick fix,” but the truth is that in some cases, homeowners will opt to add another layer of shingles instead of fully tearing off and replacing their roof. While an overlay doesn’t necessarily compromise the integrity of a roof, it’s important to consider the state of your wood decking. If there’s damage below your shingles, overlaying likely isn’t a feasible option for you.
That being said, don’t try to make this assessment yourself. You may not have the experience or skills to know what to look for, and to do it safely, at that. In addition, tearing off old materials gives our team a chance to take a look at components that otherwise may have gone overlooked. Checking the ridge vent, for example, is possible when the wood decking is exposed. While they may save some money, overlays can hide some sneaky problems.
Signs You Need a New Roof
As we mentioned above, there are a number of factors that contribute to how often you need to replace shingle roofing. But beyond that, there are certain warning signs that can tip you off as to whether you need to consider a replacement.
Moss Growth Between Shingles
Moss typically grows in cool, moist climates where shingle roofs don’t see a lot of sunlight. But it can be more than just a cosmetic issue. Any kind of vegetation growing on your roof can be a sign of water damage between and underneath your shingles. Brushing moss away or removing vegetation won’t solve the underlying issue, either.
If you head up to your attic and see sagging areas in the ceiling, it’s a pretty good indicator that you have water damage underneath your roof. And if that’s the case, it’s high time to replace your old shingle roofing. Water damage underneath your shingles can cause an expensive mess in your home if you’re not proactive about it. So if you notice even the slightest sag, it’s time to consider roof replacement.
Your Neighbors Are Getting New Roofs
The houses in your neighborhood were likely built around the same time as yours. So if your neighbor is getting their roof replaced, it’s a good indicator that you should at least have an inspection performed. Odds are that your roof has suffered the same wear and tear as your neighbors’ in the last decade or so. When they replace their roofs, yours likely only has a little bit of life left in it.
The ROOFWORKS Difference
Roofing replacement is no joke, and we want to make sure you feel you can trust us with maintaining and replacing one of the most vital parts of your home. We understand the challenge of figuring out whether or not you can trust a roofing company. ROOFWORKS has been helping home and business owners find high-quality, affordable roofing solutions in Maryland for over 20 years.
We Replace More Than Just Asphalt Shingles
While asphalt shingled roof replacement is the most common, we also replace flat roofs, slate shingles, wood shingles, and metal roofing as well as emergency tarp service and other home maintenance services like gutters, soffits, and siding repairs. So, if you think you might need to replace a shingle roof, or need other exterior home maitenance, we can help.
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Trust ROOFWORKS with Your Roof Replacement
ROOFWORKS is a fully insured, licensed, and bonded company serving the Maryland and DC area. Our promise is to provide the highest quality service with the finest industry tools and materials. We want to remain one of the most affordable roofing services companies in the area and are dedicated to being Maryland’s premier roofing company for many years to come.
If you need your roof inspected, repaired, or replaced there’s no need to worry. We can help every step of the way. Give us a call today for a free evaluation and speak to one of our experts. We will provide you with all the knowledge and advise you need to purchase your new roof system.
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