These Are the Most Common Reasons People Replace Their Roofs in Berlin


The integrity of a quality roof is vitally important in keeping the home running smoothly. A sound roof keeps the interior at a comfortable temperature, protects the contents of the home, and offers a safe haven to rest after a long day at work. A roof can fail for a variety of reasons, and repairs must be made. However, if the repair work is too much or too in-depth, a complete roof replacement will be needed. Here is a short list of some main reasons why homeowners may opt for a full roof replacement for asphalt shingles.

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Each type of roofing material does have a life expectancy. For example, asphalt shingle roofs can last roughly 25 years. That is a great amount of time and a wise investment! Proper and regular maintenance can help to extend the life of that roofing system slightly longer. Leaks, daylight shining through, stains, and sagging are all indications that your roof is near the end of its life. It is wise to monitor these conditions and replace your roof before more damage occurs and the replacement becomes an emergency.

Leaks in Multiple Places

On occasion, due to a tragic storm, a leak can occur. Typically a repair can be done readily and the problem is solved. However, if you notice several leaks, then it may be time to completely replace the roof. Perhaps, as discussed above, the roofing material is near the end of its life and has formed weak spots. Replacing the roof will seal up any questionable areas and strengthen the roofing system once again. 

Heavy Growth of Mold or Moss

Moss and algae growing on the roof surface are caused by two things: moisture and organic matter. The more water present, the greater the chance of mold or moss. Secondly, depending on the amount of shade your roof gets can determine the amount of growth on the roof. As moss grows, it carries moisture with it. This moisture can set into the roofing material and cause the shingles to begin to rot. 

If caught early, the mold and moss can be cleaned off. However, the homeowner will need to determine what created the buildup to prevent it from occurring again.

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Loss of Shingle Granules

Some granule loss is common right after a roof is installed, due to handling, nailing, and assembling the roof. However, the bond on the shingle can loosen over time and the loss of granules can increase. Soon, bare spots will be noticed. Once bare spots happen, the shingle can no longer serve its purpose of properly protecting the home. Hail and strong winds can weaken the areas creating more complications. 

Broken, Torn, or Missing Shingles

For obvious reasons, if your roof has areas of broken, torn or missing shingles, then it is time to replace the whole roof. Repairs in these areas can become costly and repetitive. A full replacement can put the homeowner’s mind at ease and secure the home for years to come. 

When it comes to replacement or repair an asphalt shingle roof, place your trust in Artisan Building & Remodeling in Berlin. We have been working on local roofs since 2017, serving the area with skilled excellence, top-quality products, and industry-leading practices. You can expect the highest level of professionalism from start to finish. We strive to fit your needs and budget. Call us today to schedule a free estimate on a new roofing system! We look forward to working with you!

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