When to consider re-roofing

A leak, of course, is the most obvious clue that your roof needs some attention. Leaks can be caused by a variety of reasons, including ice dams, shingle blow-off or improperly installed or deteriorated flashing. Don’t just look for a drip coming from the ceiling, though. Signs of moisture also include discolored spots on the wall, loose wallpaper, peeling paint on the ceiling or a damp smell in a hallway or room. And remember that water traveling into your home may take a circuitous route, running down rafters, top plates, studs and sole plates before reaching your ceiling.

A roof is much more than just shingles. When you replace your roof, be aware that it is a system of integrated parts: shingles, felt or shingle underlayment, ventilation and insulation. Working in unison, these elements can provide maximum performance and efficiency. Shingles by themselves may look nice, but without considering the whole package, you could be looking at major roof or attic problems down the road.

My roof doesn’t leak, why would I need a new one?

  • To increase the life of your home and the valuables within it.
  • Protect your investment.
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Stop minor issues from becoming real problems.

Since my roof doesn’t leak, what should I look for?

  • Are the corners of your shingles beginning to curl?
  • Does my roof have a flat appearance or is it wavy?
  • Does my roof have proper ventilation? Or any ventilation?
  • Can you see rust on your metal roof flashings?
  • Is your roof missing shingles or can you see broken pieces? Take a walk around the outside of your home and look for particles of shingles in and around your bushes or grass, maybe even mulch or flower beds.
  • How many roofs are on the house? And for how long?

Why should I use GPro Exteriors?

  • We have been in business for over 15 years.
  • We believe in fair pricing and professional work.
  • We will not use products that have a projected life expectancy of less than 25 years.
  • Extensive experience with dealing with insurance companies.
  • If you do not need it, we won’t try to sell it.

I’m not having any problems. Why do I need to replace my roof?

The hail took off granules from your shingles. The granules are the shingles protection from the ultra violet (UV) rays. The asphalt will breakdown if the granules are gone. The breakdown of the asphalt causes curling or puffing of the shingles. A roof should be replaced after hail to prevent the curling or puffing of the shingles. Excessively curled or puffed shingles will need to be torn off adding the roof replacement cost substantially. Your roof is the cover that protects your home and your investment in your home.

What is a Laminated shingle?

A laminated shingle refers to a shingle that has two layers of fiberglass – reinforced asphalt laminated with a fiberglass base into a single unit. This single unit construction effectively seals out rain, sleet, snow, ice and wind without curling, rotting, warping, or losing tabs. The lamination process doubles the layers of the shingle, giving your home’s roof a thicker, more high-profile look than any ordinary shingle can. Other names for laminated shingles are dimensional shingles and architectural shingles. Heavy weight laminated shingles are a great replacement option for cedar shake roofs. Laminated shingles are U.L. Wind Resistant and Class “A” fire-rated. The impressive high definition look enhances your home’s appearance and value.

I don’t have blown off shingles, do I still have wind damage?

It is very possible that your roof has sustained damage from the wind even if no shingles have been blown off.  During the wind storm the shingle were probably flapping in the wind causing hairline cracks along the shingle that’s not visible from the ground.  Most insurance companies only handle claims for up to one year after the date of loss.  These hairline cracks in the shingle may not break the tabs off in that one year from the date of loss, but 2 maybe 3 years after that these shingles will crack at the hairline spots causing the shingles to break off and it will be to late to make a claim.  This is why its very important to have the inspection done now.