Different Types Of Shingle Roofs
Now that you have an idea of some of the different types of shingles and signs your roof may need to be replaced, lets discuss some of those signs, what kind of issues they can cause if not fixed, and some things to keep in mind when choosing the color of your new roof.
Most people look at their roof and wonder if missing shingles are all that bad. The truth is yes, missing shingles, curling or even cracked shingles could be serious signs that you need a new roof. Maybe your thinking, well its only a couple shingles the rest of my roof looks fine, right? Wrong. Missing shingles can be a sign for more serious structural problems and could mean your roof is past its life expectancy. When shingles fall off, it can open your home to many different issues, the most common are leaks. Any amount of rainwater can find its way into your home and cause damage to your roof deck, drywall, any kind of storage you may have in an attic, insulation, and can even affect the foundation of your home. This can happen even if the area exposed to the elements is fairly small. While a little bit of water leakage may not seem like a big problem, if left unchecked over time these small amounts of rain can accumulate and end up being major problems that could result in compromising the integrity of your roof and even cracks in your foundation. All these issues combined could in turn compromise the structural integrity of your whole home, so please be sure to call a professional if you notice any signs your roof may need to be maintenance or that its past its life and may need to be replaced.
Making the choice to replace your roof is the first step. After deciding to go with a new roof choosing which color and style to go with is the next step. When choosing your color, you want to choose a color that pairs well with the color of your homes’ exterior. Shingles can either create contrast with your exterior or they can blend in with the other design features of your home. Driving around to a few neighborhoods, finding houses with a similar shape, exterior, and color as yours can be helpful in this aspect. Along with color deciding what type of roof can also be a hard choice. There are many different types of shingle roofs that serve different purposes and vary in pricing and life span. If you would like to sit down with a professional from our team to discuss your options in more depth and look at some samples please feel free to contact us today!
Signs You May Need A New Roof