When it comes to your home, having a roof that is in good condition is top on the list. You want a roof that protects your investment, from your home’s structure to fixtures, flooring and furniture. A damaged, leaking roof will cause many problems within a home; sometimes that may require a total roof replacement. We always start the roof estimate for replacement with our industry leading 17-point roof inspection.
Here are some indications that it is time to replace the roof.
- Roof is showing signs of age (typical asphalt roof lifespan is about 20-25 years).
- Shingles are curling and buckling.
- Losing granules…Roofs tend to lose more granules toward the end of their life cycle.
- Roofing is falling apart or missing the valleys of the roof, it is time to replace. The valleys are very important to the integrity of the roof because rain, snow and ice flow through these areas to your gutters. If the valleys are not well roofed, you could be very susceptible to roof leaks.
- Missing shingles, especially if there are sections of roofing missing.
- If the chimney or skylight flashing consists of tar or roof cement, it is time to replace with a long-term, water-tight tight fitting.
- The roof is soft, spongy or bouncy when walking on the roof. This indicates that the decking is weakened from moisture. It is a good idea to check the attic to see if there is any daylight showing through the roof boards. Moisture in the attic insulation is also an indication of an old roof in need of replacement.
Broadway Roofing installs the following types of roofs:
- Tile: Tile comes in a wide variety of colors from light to dark. It can be matched to any architectural style either looking like tile or resembling other roofing materials such as wood or slate. Tile roofing is appraised higher than other roofing materials. It has the lowest life cycle cost; lasting a very long time. Clay tiles can last up to 100 years, with the average being about 50 years.
- Slate: Slate roofing is considered one of the most beautiful roofing materials. It comes is varying colors, sizes and thicknesses. When installed correctly, it should last at least 100 years, and up to 150 years. Slate is one of the most fire resistant roofing materials and is environmentally friendly because of its longevity.
- Wood: Wood (Cedar) Shake roofing is an attractive roofing material that ages into a beautiful grayish-silver tone. It is durable, lasting about 10 years longer than traditional asphalt shingles. Wood provides natural insulation, allowing conservation of heating and cooling costs. It is fairly common in the southern part of the United States. Wood shingles require maintenance to prevent moss, mold and mildew growth. Often preventatives are added to the wood at processing to avoid these problems. Broadway Roofing can inspect your cedar roof for issues whenever requested.
- Composite asphalt: There are two types of asphalt shingles, 3 tab and architectural shingles. These are the most common residential roofing options. Asphalt shingles are very affordable while maintaining an attractive look and weather tightness to the home. Asphalt shingles are available in many colors while architectural shingles (a premium grade of standard asphalt shingles) have many tones in each shingle to lend a high-end look to this option. Architectural shingles are thicker than standard shingles.
- Built-up hot asphalt (BUR): This is a multi-layered system of reinforcement that offers more protection, reducing the risk of leaks versus a single layer system. Nothing compares to hot asphalt when it comes to making a roof water resistant. This system protects and seals up the entire roof.
- Cold process applied modified: This roofing system consists of multiple plies of reinforced sheets that are set in a cold adhesive. Similar to the BUR (above), the advantage is the ease of application. It can be applied over existing smooth-surfaced roofing systems in order to extend the existing roof.
- EPDM (rubber): This is a flat roof roofing system, used primarily in commercial roofing. The biggest advantage of EPDM is cost, one of the most inexpensive materials around. It is easily installed and fairly durable. EPDM is not damaged by UV rays and therefore helps it hold up in sunny climates.
Can’t decide what type of roof is best for your home?
No problem. We will help the customer to decide which roofing material is best for your residence.
At Broadway Roofing, we install roofs that are more hard-wearing than most other roof installations. Broadway Roofing’s roofs are installed with a 17-point inspection process that ensures that our roofing systems last longer, protecting your home and family for many years beyond those installed by ordinary standards.
Contact Broadway Roofing for your roof replacement needs.