Shingle Repair & Replacement Service
Shingled roofing is by far the most popular option for homes. It is durable, affordable, and simple to maintain. Thompson Roofing and Siding has dependable service for shingle repair and replacement. Call today for more information about shingles in Lake Ozark, MO, and nearby locations. (573) 789-8367
When a roof is replaced, we recycle our shingles so that they are put to good use instead of being dumped in a landfill. The recycled shingles are then used to create roads and highways. This practice not only protects the environment, but also creates jobs for the crews who build our roadways, and saves the city from having to pay more for non-recycled building materials. You can learn more about the benefits of asphalt shingle recycling here.
Types of Shingle Materials
There are many materials out there used to make roofing shingles. The most popular in the United States is fiberglass-based asphalt. It is simple to install and can last twenty to fifty years. In some parts of the world you’ll find that wood is still used, though it is typically banned because they are such a fire hazard. Stone or slate tiles are expensive to install, but are still great materials that do not degrade over time. If maintained properly, they can last hundreds of years.
Is It Time to Replace the Shingles on Your Roof?
There are a few common types of problems you may come across. If you notice any signs of these issues on your roof, it may be time to get repairs done.
Lifting – Shingles should lay flat against each other to protect the roof. If they begin to lift, you run the risk of leaks. Sometimes they will begin to lift because of improper installation and are not secured properly. A common cause of shingle deformity is storm damage. Strong winds and the debris blown onto the roof can damage and loosen the shingles.
Curling – This is more common with older roofs. The curling is typically caused by moisture accumulating on the roof or a problem with ventilation.
Worn Asphalt Shingles – Asphalt has a coating of small granules to protect the shingle from the sun. If you begin to see lots of little granules in the gutters, it time to replace the worn out shingles. Without the granules, the asphalt will deteriorate and leave the roof exposed to elements.
If you notice any leaks coming from your roof, the structure of the roof needs to be inspected so the source of the leak is found. It could be that patches of shingles are missing or severely damaged. It normal for shingles to wear out over time so it is important to inspect the roof for any worn shingles that could cause future issues. Have you seen torn or dented shingles on your roof? Contact us today (573) 789-8367. We will do an inspection of the roof and patch up any damaged areas as necessary.