Time for a new roof?
Your roof is not just security from the elements that Mother Nature throws at you. Your roof
makes your home beautiful! Or at least it should.
The average asphalt roof shingle has a working life of 15-25 years, depending upon the weather
conditions that it is subjected to. In our area, we get an average of over 30” of snow a year. Add
to that the constant salt water, winds and rain as well as the hot summers, and your roof is taking
a real beating. The lifetime rating of the shingles that are on your home is based on ideal
conditions. Here on the Island, we are not always getting ideal conditions. You want to make
sure that your roof is doing the double duty that you paid for: protecting your home from the
elements and making your home beautiful.
Repairing roof shingle damage
You may be considering repairing your roof instead of replacing all the shingles. In some cases, that will
be the best way to handle a small area that has been damaged. But there are a couple of things to keep
in mind when opting for a shingle repair versus replacing the roof shingles.
1. Unless the roof is brand new, it is almost impossible to match the color of the existing shingle.
2. Depending upon the size of the repair, the cost may approach the cost of a new roof.
Replacing your roof shingles
There are many factors that come into play when considering replacing your roof shingles. Are you
thinking of selling soon? Appraisers make their decisions based on comparing your home to at least two
other homes in the area. A roof that looks like it needs repairs – whether it does or not – will be a part of
the future buyers decision-making process. Are you remodeling the outside of your home? A new roof
will make the rest of the remodel look even better.
If you have decided that it is time to upgrade the protection and beauty that your roof provides, then we
recommend that you call us for a free estimate. Our professionals will come to your home and make
recommendations that will fit your design and budget needs. If a repair is appropriate, we will
recommend that, but if not, we will be prepared to offer you a wide selection of designs and colors from
today’s state-of-the-art shingle manufacturers like GAF, Owens Corning, and Tamko.
Call today for a free estimate – (516) 269-8289