Many factors contribute to when replacement of a roof is required. These include excessive wear and tear or granular loss, storm-related damage from hail or wind, multiple leaks, and improper installation by a previous roofing contractor.
An asphalt shingle roof, especially one that’s over 10 years old, should be inspected annually and have a preventative maintenance performed to help extend its lifespan if no storm-related damage is present. All asphalt shingled roofs should be inspected after a high winds or after a hail storm. These storm-related events can shorten the overall lifespan of a roof and eventually allow water intrusion.
Normally a homeowner’s roof is out of sight and therefore out of mind until a leak develops inside their house. All roof penetrations, including a chimney, pipe jacks, attic vents, furnace and water heater vents, are the main causes of leaks that can be prevented with proper maintenance.
According to The National Weather Service, August and September are the most active months for thunder storms.
The most economic roofing material is still the asphalt shingle. A homeowner’s budget is also a major factor when considering what type of product to install on the roof. Trinity Home Renovations is certified to install GAF brand roofing.