How Do I Know If I Need A Residential Roof Replacement?

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Roof replacement for Mid-Missouri homes is one of our most essential services at CoMo Premium Exteriors.

It’s anything but an “elective” exterior project for many reasons. A deteriorating roof can cause lots of problems for your health, energy bill, and even the safety/security of your home. Since that’s the case, here’s some food for thought regarding the crucial topic of roof replacement.

When Should You Get a Residential Roof Replacement?

When should you replace your roof?

You can expect asphalt shingle systems to last about 10 to 15 years in our area of Missouri. We base that on typical weather conditions (summer heat, snow, ice, windstorms, etc.) and our own experience replacing roofs for over 12 years. A lot depends on the quality of the shingles installed and the installation methods used.

How do you take care of your roof when it’s nearing the end of its life cycle?

Determining the end of your roof’s life can be tough. If you see shingles blowing off when there is wind or you can see the fiberglass matting because the granules have come off, it is a good idea to get the roof inspected. For many people though, nothing may seem out of place and the roof may look fine, but about the 10 year mark it is good to have it inspected.

Roof Replacement Options

You may wonder how to select a new roof for your home. Plenty of Americans only ever do this once throughout their entire lives as homeowners, so you’re not alone if you’re unfamiliar with the lay of the land. While there are many ways to replace a roof, CoMo Premium Exteriors focuses on three primary methods, based on material applications.

Shingles, Metal, & Flat Roofs

  1. Shingle Roofs
    • Asphalt shingles are the most commonly installed product because they’re cost effective but don’t force you to sacrifice quality, style, or durability. Also, chances are, most of your neighbors have a shingled roof and, depending on your HOA, you may be required to have shingles.
  2. Metal Roofs
    • Then there are some homeowners who prefer an even more durable option. This is a good approach for some folks, but we find that the durability gap between metal and shingle roofs is not as wide as it once was. There are, however, many ways to install a classy metal roof system, especially for homes in rural areas. Today’s metal roofs aren’t the “barn metal” you may be thinking of, instead you can expect a quality metal roof using a “hidden fastener” system that comes in many colors.
  3. Flat Roofs
    • Flat roofs are more common for commercial businesses, but we see residential homes utilize them as well sometimes. We can install flat roofs with various materials and treatments such as EPDM, TPO, spray-on roof coating, and modified bitumen.

Who Makes Great Asphalt Shingles?

Many of our clients ask us to recommend asphalt shingle brands, which we’re happy to do. The three that we work with most are: 1) Owens Corning, 2) GAF, and 3) CertainTeed.

Each of these shingle manufacturers produce a fine product, but we give a special nod to the Owens Corning brand. We mentioned in our earlier article why we think they’re a great asphalt roofing shingle. It has a lot to do with the plethora of color choices, warranty coverage, and advanced tech that they put into their shingles. Their SureNail technology ensures a superior wind resistance compared to other options.

Call CoMo Premiums Exteriors for Outstanding Residential Roof Replacement Services

This is just a sneak preview into the entire world of roofing. If you get in touch with one of our representatives at CoMo Premium Exteriors, we can help guide you through the pros and cons of different roofing options.

Our roof installation service starts with a free estimate and culminates with reliable warranty guarantees. We will arrive on time to complete the work, and our project managers will keep you informed, start to finish.

Contact us today to learn more about residential roof replacement in Columbia, Jefferson City, and surrounding areas.

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