The New Year Means a New Houston Roof
With the arrival of the new year comes fresh starts and new looks, so you might be thinking of completing a few home renovations, or just one: your roof. The new year is the perfect time to get a new roof. Here are some signs your home may benefit from starting the year off with a Houston roof replacement.
Signs You Need a Houston Roof Replacement
In Houston, roofs last an average of 20 years, but this ultimately depends on what kind of shingles your roofing utilizes and the overall weather conditions. Houses that utilize inexpensive shingles can expect their roof to last about 10 to 15 years, but homeowners that opted for high-end shingles can expect their roof to last 30 to 50 years, or even longer.
Interior Signs of Roof Damage
Aside from age, we recommend homeowners complete an interior inspection from their attic. Keep an eye out for dark water stains and streaks along the ceiling.
Another telltale sign that you are in need of a roof replacement is if light streams make their way through your attic’s ceiling boards. Your Houston roof has multiple layers starting with the deck, followed by 30-pound felt, your shingles, and, finally, flashing. If light seeps through those layers into your attic, then chances are that water is too.
One more sign to look out for in your attic is sagging, bulging, or warping in the ceiling. These distortions occur when water settles, and they're a key indicator that a roof replacement is imperative.
Exterior Signs of Roof Damage
If you are trained and have the proper equipment, you can benefit from climbing up to your roof and examining the shingles on the outside. However, if that is not the case, we can inspect your roof for free. We’ll look for rotting and decay, as well as moss, algae, and/or mold. Another sign–which is often missed by some, but clear to our Amstill Roofing inspectors–is finding shingle granules in the gutters. These granules may seem minuscule, but they actually offer an extra shield of protection for your shingles. We also evaluate chimney flashing and valleys.
Amstill Proudly Completes Roof Replacement All Over Houston
Our experienced crew serves Sugarland, Katy, Kingwood, and other areas across Houston. If you completed an internal inspection and would like an exterior inspection, please contact us. We’ll inspect your roof for free and then discuss proceeding with replacement.