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  • Writer's pictureSue Nassiri

Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

The roof is one of the most vital parts of any home. After all, it protects the interiors from weather elements all year round. Having it inspected at least twice a year — in the spring and fall — helps keep it in great shape. This also helps in determining whether or not you need a roof replacement.

Should you fail to replace your roof when needed, it can compromise the stability of your entire roofing structure. Here are the common signs it's time to replace your roof. Outdated Roof In some cases, your roofing system can naturally reach the end of its service without experiencing damage. Remember, an asphalt shingle roof typically lasts between 20 and 30 years. Even if your roof still looks good from the ground, a 40-year-old asphalt shingle roof may already have signs of damage. Meanwhile, a roof installed over an existing layer of shingles should be replaced after 20 years. To be sure, review your home improvement records to determine when your roof was installed. It is time to consider roof replacement if it is already nearing the end of its life span. Leaking Roof It might make sense to check the exterior of your home for leaks, but roofing contractors recommend checking the attic first. Look out for beams of light coming through the top of the house, as well as stains and streaks. If you see any of these, it is a sign that your roof has sustained a leak. Another way to check for leaks is by examining the flashing around the vents, skylights and chimney seals. Since these areas are constantly exposed to the weather, keep an eye out for signs of cracks or breaks. Damaged Shingles Your roof's shingles are supposed to lie flat. If you start to notice some curling, however, it is a sign that the roof is suffering from weathering damage. Without further repairs, curling shingles can lead to leaks. Cracked shingles, meanwhile, are typically a result of wind damage. Take this as a sign that it's time for a replacement, especially if the cracking is found randomly throughout your roof. While some homeowners may prefer to replace a few shingles here and there, keep in mind that it can be difficult to get a new shingle to match the color of an old one. To keep your roof uniform, it's best to replace the entire outer roof covering. You can count on A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. to get the job done efficiently. We are the trusted roofing contractor homeowners and businesses in all of Southern California continue to trust for their roof repair and replacement needs. For a free estimate, call us today at (951) 877-4406, or visit our online website to request an estimate.

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