Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing system installed on homes across the United States.
One of the primary reasons that more homeowners choose asphalt shingle systems is that today’s asphalt shingle roofing materials are among the most durable, reliable and least expensive options available for new roofing systems. In addition, today’s asphalt shingles come in an wide range of colors, textures and design options, offering increased aesthetic choices when it comes to personalization for your roofline, and boosting your home’s curb appeal.
Due to the substantial number of options available to homeowners considering shingle roof installation, we always recommend seeking the advice of a licensed roofer before making a final decision. Our trained roofing estimators are extremely knowledgeable, very experienced and can provide you with expert advice on whether your property is in need of roofing repair or roofing replacement.
We offer FREE Written Estimates on all new roofing systems, which will provide you with an on-site inspection of your property, a friendly personalized consultation to help you to understand the best options for your project, and detailed recommendation with a cost estimate. This makes our FREE, obligation – Estimate service the best place for most consumers to start the process of evaluating a roof replacement project for their home.
When to Replace a Shingle Roof
While shingle roofing systems are frequently the most durable and economical option, over time, with exposure to weather-related events, and seasonal heating and cooling over many years, even the best shingle roofing system may eventually need to be repaired or replaced. It’s important to inspect your roof after a large storm to make sure that it is intact and can still protect your home from the elements. Several signs that your shingle roof has sustained damage severe enough to justify a new roof include:
When your shingles curl, they are no longer able to protect your house. Shingle roofs operate on a simple principle – overlapping shingles form a protective shield that sheds water away from your home. A curled shingle presents an opening where water can get underneath your roof and cause expensive damages and repairs. If this problem persists long enough, a roof can collapse under the weight of snow and ice accumulation during the winter.
A shingle that has rotted is unable to prevent water from penetrating your roof and entering your attic and home. Weather-related impact and age are the most significant factor that may result in rotting shingles, the cellulose mats that form the base of asphalt shingles are made of organic materials, which are sandwiched between layers of asphalt during production. Protection for the roof structure is dependent on the organic materials staying dry. When shingles become damaged by weather events, or due to age, moisture can manage to creep into shingle mats, which eventually results in rotted shingles. Shingles that are rotting show pieces chipping away, and in some cases large chunks of the shingle may fall off. This damage points to excess moisture collecting in the shingle mats, which means the integrity of your roofing system is in jeopardy. All American Roofing Company Estimators can assess the damage for you, and our Roofing repair Techs can try to fix the problem by replacing part or all of the affected shingles. If a large section of your roof has been hit with water damage, you should consider the potential for damage to your home and explore options in roof replacement.
Probably the most significant issue a roof can face is shingles that have been removed, exposing your bare roof decking to the elements. Major storms with heavy winds like the Nor’easters that periodically hit our area, can blow shingles off the roof deck, creating a significant exposure to your roofing system. Without the protective layer of shingles, water will seep into the uncovered plywood surface of your roof and into your home. This can result in water damage, which over time can turn what was a minor roof repair, into the need for a roof replacement, in order to protect your home.
The primary cause of a sagging roof is water damage that has gone unaddressed for a substantial amount of time. Essentially, water was able to penetrate the protective shingled roofing surface and caused the wood underneath to rot and lose structural stability. If your roof is sagging, it’s very likely that you may need a new roof installation.
In addition to shingle roof replacement, our highly-trained and experienced roofers also professionally install Flat Roof systems. We offer a variety of flat roof repair and flat roof installation services, so regardless of the size of your project or the type of flat roof requirement that you may have, our Roofing Estimators can provide you with the expert advice you will need for a job done right!
The good news is, whether you need a repair or complete roofing system replacement for your shingle or flat roof – We Can Help! Since 1989, we’ve installed thousands of shingle roofs and flat roofs throughout Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania and along the eastern shore of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to serve so many wonderful customers and neighbors and friends over the many years that we’ve been in business. We would be honored if you would contact us to help you evaluate your roofing project.
Get more details regarding roof replacement by talking to one of our friendly, licensed, no-pressure roofing estimators. We are more than happy to answer all of your questions during our FREE Estimate consultation at your home, and show you how affordable a new roof can be, while dramatically improving your home’s value and aesthetic appeal.