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Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

Don’t ignore these telltale signs that you are in need of a new roof – waiting can have dire consequences.

IS YOUR ROOF FAILING?

If you notice any of these signs at your home, your roof needs to be replaced.

1. Leaky attic.

Leaking Attic

Wind-driven rains and severe storms can result in a leaky attic. Inadequate insulation can also cause ice dams to form, allowing water to start entering your home through your attic.

3. Mold and mildew stains.

Mold and mildew stains

Mold and mildew cause failed roofing underlayment.

5. Curled, cracked, or missing shingles.

Damaged roof shingles

Any of these scenarios mean that your roof is no longer providing an effective barrier against Mother Nature.  Cracked shingles mean your roof has reached the end of its lifespan.

7. Rising energy costs.

Household thermostat system

High cooling and heating costs are a sign of inadequate attic ventilation, which may cause your energy bills to rise.

2. Paint blistering and peeling.

Flaking paint

Excessive temperatures and high humidity levels can cause moisture to get trapped in your home, causing your interior and exterior paint to start peeling and blistering.

4. Exterior decay.

Damaged home exterior

Exterior decay is a signal that your attic lacks proper levels of ventilation.

6. Dark and dirty-looking roof.

Discolored asphalt shingles

Shingles that are covered in any sort of algae growth or fungus are in need of replacement. GAF asphalt shingles offer StainGuard® protection to resist the growth of algae for the lifespan of your roof.

8. Age 

Worn asphalt shingles

While the GAF roofs we install come with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty on both labor and materials, most others do not. Asphalt roofs as young as 20-years-old often need replacement due to inferior shingle quality or subpar installation.

GAF PRODUCTS AND INSTALLATION TECHNIQUES

GAF LEAK BARRIERS

The purpose of a leak barrier is to help keep your roof deck dry. While some roofing contractors fail to install leak barriers at critical areas, we install them especially carefully on valleys and penetration points such as chimneys, plumbing vents, and skylights to ensure optimal protection.

SECURING YOUR SHINGLES

Unfortunately, some roofing contractors use problematic techniques such as “racking” to complete their installations. At LeafGuard® of Cincinnati, we meticulously install our shingles the right way – in rows – to give your roof superior aesthetics and wind resistance.

PROTECTING YOUR ROOF VALLEYS

The valleys on your roof have to handle a substantial amount of water when it rains and can get backed up with ice and snow during the winter. This is why the best roofing contractors take the time needed to properly protect roof valleys from weather elements.

 

PREPARING YOUR ROOF DECK

When installing a new roof, no step is more important than preparing the surface beneath your shingles. We’ll carefully inspect the condition of your roof deck and replace sections as needed to ensure that your roof has the solid foundation it needs to stand the test of time.

GAF ASPHALT SHINGLE STYLES & COLORS

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Designer Lifetime Shingles

Make your home the focal point of your neighborhood with the polished finish with Lifetime Designer Shingles.

Timberline® Lifetime Shingles

North America’s #1-selling shingles, are accompanied by a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

Impact-Resistant Lifetime Shingles

Take the initiative to invest in reliable roofing that many insurance companies reward homeowners for.

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