It seems this fall is one of the colder ones the greater Houston area has experienced, and we have also had quite a fair share of strong storms. It's safe to say that this year, Houston weather has wreaked havoc on its homes. As it gets colder, it's a good idea to look back and determine how long you've had your roof for. With holiday season approaching and lights and ornaments going up on your roof soon, you'll want to be sure it will withstand the season's decorations and colder weather.
Is It Time For A Houston Roof Upgrade? Get A Free Inspection
On average, your roof can last about 10 to 15 years, but it can last even longer, depending on which shingles are laid over your rooftop. If it's been about 10 years, then it's likely time for a roof replacement and for you to get a roof inspection. At Amstill Roofing, we offer free roof inspections whenever you need them. When we inspect your roof we will take a close look at the integrity of your shingles and take note of any loose, weakened, curling, buckling, or missing shingles, and even damaged chimney flashing. If we find your shingles are exhibiting extensive damage as a result of aging and the rough hurricanes we have had in the last few years, which bring heavy winds, hail, and debris, then we will recommend a full replacement.
Why You Should Replace Your Whole Roof Rather Than Just Some Severely Damaged Shingles
Many times our customers ask if they can get away with replacing the shingles that are most damaged instead of their full roof. More often than not, a full replacement is absolutely necessary. This is because once a few shingles are compromised, the neighboring shingles will quickly follow suit. Because shingles are all nailed together, the moment one goes missing, you can very quickly lose more at a time.
Without enough shingles, or with severely weakened shingles that are left unaddressed, you will not only allow outside air in, which can raise the cost of your electric bill, but you will also let in severe leaks that will inevitably put the rest of your family and your structure at risk. Additionally, if we just replace the shingles that are most damaged, then we are forgetting about the shingles that are well on their way to becoming just as big a problem.
Amstill Roofing Completes One-Day Roof Replacement
If you've had your shingles for 10-15 years, please contact our roofing team so we can complete our initial inspection and offer an estimate. We will also discuss financing options, and then we will bring the replacement roofing material and complete the job, usually within a day. Let us keep your home and your family safe this holiday season.