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Do You Need a New Roof?

General Warning Signs That Roofing Might Be Past Its Useful Life

Inspect Roof Shingles for Wear

Roofing protects your biggest investment: your house. Don’t wait until you have water or rodent damage in your home before replacing the roof. Here are four indications that it’s time to call a roofing contractor.

Age. Shingles don’t last forever, and any roof over 20 years old should be replaced. If you’re unsure how old your roof is, watch what your neighbors do. When homes are built at the same time, their roofs usually need to be replaced at the same time as well.

Wear. When shingles are cracked or curled, have lost their granules, or are missing, it’s time to replace the roofing surface. This need may arise earlier than you anticipate, because inadequate ventilation and extreme weather conditions can prematurely damage your roof.

Roof Valley Damage. Can you spot missing or damaged shingles in this area? If so, you have a clear sign that the roof needs to be replaced. Roof valleys direct rainwater and snow runoff into your gutter system. Problems here will result in internal water damage to the home.

Old Chimney Flashing. Many older home constructions used tar or roof cement for flashing. If you have this, it’s time to replace it with metal flashing, which provides a water-tight fitting. Old-style flashing may also indicate the need for a new roof.

Roofing Inspections by Outstanding Local Roofing Contractor

Century Roof and Solar are Bay Area residential roofing experts. We use high quality materials and expert installers to ensure that your new roof adds value to your home. Contact us today by phone at 888-233-7548 or send us a message for a free quote.

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