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  • Signs that it’s time to purchase a new roof for your Fairview Heights, IL home

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    There are some things we consciously think about maintaining and replacing—our cars, clothes, and living spaces, for example—and some things that simply slip our minds. You may not think about your roof until there’s a leak in your ceiling, but it may need to be replaced long before that. Here’s how you can tell if your Fairview Heights, IL, home needs a new roof.

    Age

    One thing you should always keep in mind is that your roof isn’t designed to last forever. At some point you’ll need to replace it, and that time could come sooner than you think depending on the type of roof you have.

    Asphalt shingle roofing is rated to last about 20 years while wood roofing is rated for about 30 years. However, some roofing materials are a bit more hardy than others. For example, metal roofing can last anywhere from 40 to 80 years. Clay roofing can last more than 100 years and slate roofing can last anywhere from 60 to 150 years. However, your results may vary.

    Physical Signs

    Look at your roof every now and then to look for signs that might indicate that your roof is nearing the end of its life. If your roof is starting to lose shingles or if the edges of the shingles are starting to curl, it may be a sign that you need to replace your roof. You may also notice that the granules on the shingles are starting to wear off, giving your shingles a bald look. This is also an indicator of a decaying roof.

    You may also notice stuff growing on your roof, such as moss or algae. When moss grows on your shingles, it will trap moisture inside and cause damage to the granules on the shingles. That’s not the only bad news; even if you scrape moss off of your roof, it will grow back if you don’t treat it properly. If your roof is covered in moss, it might be beyond repair.

    Replacing Your Roof

    At some point, your home is going to need a new roof. Schedule an appointment for a regular roof inspection to make sure you know when your roof needs to be replaced.

    If you do need a new roof for your Fairview Heights, IL, home, call Square One Contractors at (618) 624-7000 to schedule an appointment today.