When storms hit Greensboro, NC, one of the questions I have is, when will I need to repair or replace my asphalt shingles? I would guess even residents of Winston-Salem, NC who have asphalt roofing ask the same thing. Our home is a significant investment, therefore understanding the difference between simple repairs and replacement can cost thousands of dollars. If I am in doubt at all, I call the experts at Triad Installation for a professional evaluation.
Inspections after storms
I have learned that after a big storm, I need to survey my roof and make a cursory inspection for damage. I have a basic understanding of what to recognize as a problem. I even have periodic pictures to give me perspective on minor or significant changes. After every storm there are missing granules; this is normal and acceptable until the erosion is visibly apparent. This means that enough of the granules on the shingles have fallen off to the point of a need for a replacement or a repair.
Granule loss has nothing to do with water resistance; however, the granules are responsible for protecting the asphalt roof from the damaging UV rays of the sun. Too much erosion significantly reduces the lifespan of the shingles. Also check the flashing to see if any has been blown off, or in a position that would allow for the seepage of water. Curling is a real issue. Curling tells me that something is wrong with the way the shingles are fastened to the roof. Quite naturally, after a storm, shingles can blow away, and this requires careful examination, as missing shingles are not always readily spotted.
If I see any signs of too many missing shingles, blistering, penetration from tree branches or projectiles, it is time to call in the pros at Triad Installation. Roof inspection is not only based on exterior appearance either. I go up into the crawl space in the attic and check all the trusses for signs of water runoff. I check for wet or damp spots in the insulation, and I inspect for water spots in the ceilings and walls of my top floor rooms. There are times that I am up to making repairs, but if I am not, I have a trustworthy roofing installer right here in Greensboro, NC.
When to call the best
Over the years, I have heard so many people complain about the work or reliability of roofers. That is why I am glad that Triad Installations of Greensboro, NC is always down the road and only a phone call away. This reputable roofing contractor has been installing new roofs and repairing roofs in the Triad area for over twenty years. Their years of experience, and quality products, along with their commitment to making the customer happy, will leave you with a sense peace of mind. Visit their website for more valuable information, or call their office to arrange for a free estimate. They are honest and reputable roof installers with straight answers when it’s time to repair or replace my asphalt shingles.