We can help you explore the different types of shingles available:
- Composite roof shingles
- Wood shingles
- Solar shingles
- Synthetic shingles
- Slate shingles
When your shingles are in poor condition, this can impact your roof’s ability to protect your home. There are several signs to look for that will tell you that it is time to call in a professional to talk about replacing your roof.
Different shingles have different lifespans, but if your roof is around 20 years old, it is time to get an inspection. This is especially true in Prairie Village, where harsh weather can damage your roof prematurely.
Look for cracking and curling. This will expose the wood element of your roof, and repeated rain and snow can cause it to eventually rot. Once the rotting starts, water can get into your home through leaks in your roof.
If there are shingle granules in your gutters, this generally indicates that your shingles are reaching the end of their life. When this becomes a problem, you might also notice that some shingles look bald or feel smooth.
Look up at your roof and see if any shingles are missing. This, too, can allow water to rot the wood and make its way into your home. At this point, you might notice water damage on your home’s interior.