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We talk about the importance of Houston roof replacement all the time, but how do you know if it’s actually time to get one? Many homeowners worry about getting Spring, TX roof replacement before it’s actually necessary because there are just some unreliable roofers out there who charge you more than they need to. In this article, we will discuss different things to look out for that let you know that you need a roof replacement.
In Houston, roofs last an average of 15 to 20 years, but, of course, this range will vary depending on what type of shingles you have installed on your roof.
Balding spots on a roof are sometimes confused with a fade in the color of your roof shingles, but the bald spots we are talking about are the result of missing shingle granules. Roof shingles are coated in a layer of colored granules which not only serve an aesthetic purpose, but also provide an extra layer of protection from roof wind damage and rain damage. Granules are often the first layer of your roofing to take damage so that it preserves the underlying structure. However, when too many granules are missing, the bare shingle will soon weaken if it hasn’t already. Depending on how severely your roof shingles are weakened, we may either recommend Spring, TX roof repairs or a full Spring, TX roof replacement.
Flashing is usually made of steel and is placed anywhere that your roof shingles meet another surface (you’ll usually see seam), especially chimneys and vents. Flashing serves as a way to waterproof the material and direct water away from these critical areas. Hail damage usually causes dents in the flashing, but wind that blows sharp debris around may also dent or chip the material. Once damaged, your home is left vulnerable to water and debris damage.
A roof that has saggy spots is a roof that is rotted and therefore far too weakened to protect against storms. This occurs when moisture gets trapped underneath curled or creased shingles, eventually allowing water to soak into the structure.
After many hurricane seasons passed and a historic one this year, it might be time for you to get a Spring, TX roof replacement soon. The best way to know is by contacting us so we can schedule a free roof inspection. This way we can determine whether you really need a roof replacement or just a few solid Spring, TX roof repairs.