Over 90% of homes in America have asphalt roofing shingles. These roofs typically last 20-25 years depending on the quality of materials used. If you have asphalt shingles on your home that are past this age, there is a good chance it may be time to replace your roof. The most obvious signs that your roof has reached it’s life expectancy are cracking, curling, warped or missing shingles. A sagging or spongy roof can also be a good indication that your roof decking is in need of replacement. Check your roofing gutters for a layer of gritty stones. These are the granules from your roofing shingles that help protect them from damaging UV rays. If they are present in your gutters that means they are no longer protecting your shingles or your home. A more serious sign of the need for a roof replacement is leakage or moisture in your attic which if left untreated can lead to mold or structural damage.
Rochester NY roofing installers are easy to find but you want to find a reputable roofing contractor to help you determine what solution will be best for your specific roofing needs. Start by finding a roofing contractor who is fully insured as well as factory trained and certified. This will protect you while their employees are working on your home and ensure that your new roof installation complies with shingle manufacturers warranty standards. Next, make sure the potential roofing companies you interview provide not only a comprehensive material warranty but also a personal workmanship warranty. Make sure your roofing specialist checks the roof flashing’s to see if they need to be replaced and that they don’t use roofing tar instead of replacing them. A qualified roofer will make sure you already have or will install adequate roofing ventilation. Local housing codes and shingle manufacturer warranty standards insist upon one square foot of attic ventilation per 300 square feet of attic space.
Ron Ferris and Son Roofing are the best roofing installers in Rochester NY. We are Angieslist Super Service providers as well as an A+ rated member of the BBB. Our family owned and operated roofing company has been ” Installing peace of mind since 1979.” We are factory trained and certified by Americas leading asphalt shingle manufacturers. Our owner is on every job we perform and we never use subcontractors. Our owner will meet with you directly and plan our schedule to fit yours. If you think you need a new roof or a roof repair on an old roof call us today and find out how easy getting a new roof can be. Call the pros at Ron Ferris and Son Roofing today at 585-288-0895 or visit us at www.ronferrisandsonroofing.com to schedule a free roofing estimate.