24 Feb 2015

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is thinking that just because their roof has not shown signs of catastrophic damage, it does not need to be replaced. Your roof, just like every other product, has an expected life. If you wait too long to replace your roof, you could be setting yourself up for disastrous problems down the road. It’s better to keep your eyes open and pay attention to the warning signs that your roof needs to be replaced.

If you need help with your roofing project, contact Certified Roofers. With three generations of experience behind us, you know that your roof repair or replacement will be done right.

Signs That Your Roof Needs to Be Repaired

Some potential signs that it’s time to replace your roof may include:


  •         Cracked shingles, or shingles that are missing granules
  •         Shingles with curled edges or cupped tabs
  •         The roof looks worn down and old

In addition to these visible signs that your roof is nearing the end of its life, there are other things you should look out for. Most asphalt roofs have a lifespan of around 20 years. If your roof was built 20 years ago or more, a repair may be in order. Certain factors such as sun exposure, storms, and ventilation issues can shorten the life of your roof.

Sometimes you just need to look around the neighborhood. Was your home built at about the same time that your neighbors’ homes were built? Are they all getting new roofs? Since you and your neighbors are experiencing the same weather conditions, and since it’s likely that the homes were built by the same contractors, if their roofs need replacement, yours may need replacement as well.

What’s Underneath Your Roof?

One of the best ways to know if you need a new roof is to look underneath it. Take your flashlight and explore your attic. Are there signs of light coming through the roof? Are there stains or streaks that show that your roof is leaking? All of these things may indicate that your roof needs to be refreshed.

Thinking about repairing or replacing your roof can seem daunting. For three generations, we have been helping Tampa, Florida residents make the best decision about when and how to replace the roof. Our honesty, trustworthiness, and fair pricing sets us apart from the competition.

At Certified Roofers, we are proud to offer Tampa, Florida residents reliable roofing at a price you can afford. Contact us for a FREE, no obligation roof inspection. Call us at: (813) 643-8333.


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