Sometimes it is hard to tell how much life is left in your roof and when it is a safe timeframe to have your roof redone. It is normal to want to get the maximum shingle-life possible, but you don't want to push the limits and end up with costly leaks and repairs, either. Shingles will age differently depending on the location of the house, its exposure to damaging sun rays, ice buildup, and other weather elements that affect the life of shingles. Even if your roof looks fine, you may want to get an inspection done every 5 years. A qualified roofer can examine the roof more closely and identify things such as cracked caulking or exposed nails, which could lead to leaks long before the shingles are due.
Shingles are often the first thing to go on older roofs. The good news is, a little bit of work early on can save you a lot of money down the road. One call to Kluke's Roofing in Ottawa gives you access to all of our shingle replacement, shingle repair, and shingle installation expertise. We carry a large array of shingle brands to give your roof exactly the look you're after.
When the time comes to have your roof re-shingled, it can often be a daunting task to find good companies, and more importantly to decide which one you will choose to complete the necessary work. Rest assured, there are very good companies out there, but a little homework on your part will make your experience much more positive and ensure that the work is well executed.
Most people are surprised by the rapid deterioration of shingles in the later part of their lives. Oftentimes, the shingles will be curling only slightly in the spring and by the time winter comes along, the shingles look like they have aged 10 years. This is due to the fact that the protective granules which make the colour of the shingles have been dislodged from the base of the shingle, and the sun is basically burning the asphalt underneath.
Here are some signs that your shingles may be due for replacement:
Shingles are curling up
Shingles are cracked or broken
Shingles are missing or flipped over
Gaps between shingles are wide & wood underneath is visible
There are black streaks on the roof (algae)
High quantity of granules in the eavestroughs
At Kluke's Roofing, we use only the highest quality products from the most trusted manufacturers for every project. Some of our suppliers include: