Hi y’all! Is your roof getting older and you’re not sure how much longer it will last? When it comes to your roof, two things are of utmost importance: protecting yourself and your family and protecting your home. How can you tell if your current roof is doing its job, or if you need a repair or replacement?

Here are some key indicators that a replacement is needed in the not so distant future:

Missing or Damaged Shingles

Take a good look at your shingles. A few lifted or missing shingles, while requiring repair, won’t necessitate a roof replacement. Extensive damage, such as curled, buckled, or missing shingles, may make a full replacement necessary.

You may be able to see some of these problems from the ground, but it’s always advisable to have a full inspection completed by a professional roofer, such as American Cowboy Roofing if you suspect roof damage.

Debris in the Gutters

Asphalt shingles may lose some of their granulated coating over time. The small granules look like tiny pebbles and can get caught in your roof’s drainage system. Check the areas around downspouts regularly to ensure that there are no roofing particles present.

Contact us to have your roof inspected if you see this type of damage. The loss of the granules means your roof isn’t as efficient as it should be, and it may be time to replace it.

Advanced Age

No matter how well a roof is maintained, it’s going to reach the end of its life expectancy eventually. An old roof is typically less efficient, more prone to leaks, and less able to provide the protection your home needs. Asphalt shingles can last 25 years, or even longer, but once it’s past its prime, there’s no other option than to have it replaced.

You may notice leaks, higher utility bills, and other issues when your roof has gotten too old to do its job. It’s important to speak with an experienced roofer to determine whether your roof needs to be re-shingled or completely replaced.

Working with a Trusted Virginia Roofing Service

Do you suspect your roof may need replacement, or repair? Please call us for a free inspection and estimate! With over 50 years’ experience, a Virginia Class A license, and a Certified CertainTeed ShingleMaster, we will give you an honest expert roof evaluation and quote.

Call American Cowboy Roofing at 703-999-1916 or email info@AmericanCowboyRoofing.com and you too will be saying YAHOO!


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