It’s one of the best things to ever happen to anyone: you expect your asphalt shingle roofs to last within 25-30 years, but it still survives by two years beyond the expected number. You’re thinking of the savings you’ll make for your Calgary AB home with the durable roof continuing to provide you with exceptional protection against the elements.
For many homeowners, it does seem like a boon to use an asphalt shingle roof beyond its lifespan, especially if roofing inspections from dependable professionals in Calgary AB yield top-notch results. However, it’s something you should celebrate and fear at the same time.
Excellent roofing materials, such as those that Certainteed manufactures, can last for long periods with minimal maintenance. With regular maintenance, they can go beyond their estimated lifespan. However, without any lifespan estimates to consider, you’re walking on thin ice with a used roof with questionable integrity. Roofing inspections may indicate they’re flawless, but it’s highly likely you’ll be dealing with a problematic roof without any warning.
A highly-durable asphalt shingle roof is a must for any residential property. Therefore, it’s best to consider your old roof’s bonus time to save up more money to invest in the more durable roofing material. Advanced Roofing Services & Restorations has an excellent article for you. Read more about it below.
Consider Your Roof’s Age
One of the first things to consider before you begin inspecting your roof for cracks, breaks, and other issues is its age. A roof that is 25 to 30 years or older may require a complete replacement, even if the roof itself appears in good shape from the naked eye.
Older roofs were often created with materials that are no longer useful or considered strong today.
If your roof is 10, 15, or 20 years old, it may be time for a thorough inspection and potentially investing in an entirely new roof altogether, especially if your roof has been laid over a previously installed roof.
Begin By Inspecting Your Roof From the Inside Out
Once you have started to brainstorm the idea of investing in a new roof, begin conducting your own research at home by inspecting the condition of your roof from the inside out. Take a flashlight with you to your attic or to the space in your home where the interior of your roof is visible and look for the following potential signs that may indicate a more serious issue:
Beams of Light: Light beams are common in roofs that require replacements or repairs. For best results, inspect the interior of your roof during the day to catch and identify any light beams. (Continued)
If you have yet to find a dependable roofer, you can count on us at No Payne Roofing to provide you with Certainteed-certified asphalt shingle roofing. Contact us today to learn more about our services. We provide roofing consultations for $125, which we’ll deduct once you use our services.