Shingle Roof Replacement
Shingle Roof Replacement: When is it time to replace roof shingles?
A shingle roof is one of the most visible parts of a property and should always be maintained. Over time, as your roof is exposed to the elements wear and tear is inevitable. However, with the right maintenance your roof’s lifespan can be significantly lengthened.
Golden Coast Roofing is an experienced, reputable and licensed shingle roofing company. We can provide a complete assessment of your roof’s condition, and advise on whether or not roof replacement in necessary. The replacement schedule of a shingle roof depends on the type of material your roof is made out of. For example:
Wood shingles – can last between 20-25 years. Wood shingles are resistant to water, the sun, insects and moss. They are durable, environmentally friendly and have aesthetic appeal. Wood is a natural insulator, helping to keep your indoors warm in winter and cooler in summer – beneficial for saving on energy.
Asphalt shingles – can last between 15-30 years. Asphalt shingles are lightweight, simple to install and are suited to most residential homes. They are durable with many color options available.
Composition/Synthetic shingles – can last between 12-20 years. They are often made from a combination of wood, slate, recyclable papers and plastics, polymers, fiberglass, rubber and engineered materials.
Choosing the Right Shingle Roof Type For Your Property
Shingle roofs have particular appeal because of the range of types available and the benefits they hold.
There are three main types of a shingle roofs, all of which are reasonably priced for installation and repairs.
The 3 types of Shingle roofs are: Wood shingles, Asphalt shingles and Composition shingles.
Asphalt is the most popular shingle type , available as strip shingles, dimensional shingles, and luxury shingles.
Strips of three shingles together are named 3-tab shingles, while dimensional or architectural shingles have added designs to create variety and appeal. Luxury shingles are either made of slate, concrete, metal or wood. The latter are more specialized and often more expensive.
Composition shingles are made of recycled materials and solar shingles are energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
A well-maintained shingle on roof on a residential or commercial property is an asset. Both visually appealing and cost-effective, keeping a shingle roof in good condition is highly recommended.
Signs Indicating a Shingle Roof Replacement
Shingle roofs have an average lifespan that is often shorter than a tiled roof, depending on environmental conditions and how the shingle roof has been maintained over the years. Any property owner should be on the lookout for signs of roof deterioration, even if the roof has been maintained relatively well.
- Evidence of leaking
While a shingle roof repair can be done when leaking occurs, it is often a sign of fatigue and potential further shingle damage. Signs or evidence of a leaking shingle roof can include water spots on your ceilings or walls, cracked and damaged shingles, roof leaks around the chimney, damaged roof flashings and more.
- Sagging areas
If sagging occurs this is a sure sign that something is wrong with your shingle roof. In this case, advice is needed as to whether a shingle roof is a replacement or repair situation. As sagging is mostly caused by moisture, this is usually an ominous sign indicating a shingle roof replacement.
- Deteriorating shingles
Cupping, curling, and bruising are all signs of a shingle that needs to be repaired or replaced, depending on the amount of damage, which can be assessed by a roofing expert.
The Shingle Roof Replacement Process includes:
Q & A Shingle Roof Replacement
I’m looking to buy a house. Should I choose a tiled or shingle roof?
At what stage does it become an investment to replace a shingle roof?
Eventually a property owner may feel that continuous repairs are getting too costly and that it is worth investing in a shingle roof replacement. Golden Coast Roofing experts can advise.