Asphalt shingles are a top roofing choice for many homeowners in Chicagoland because they are dependable, relatively affordable and flexible when it comes to the available color choices. But, like all roofing materials, they don’t last forever. How can you tell when it’s time to replace them? According to Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford, it is not only easy to tell when some of your asphalt shingles are on their last leg, it is fairly easy to replace the brittle ones to help extend the life of your roof.
To determine whether it is time to replace your shingles, lift them with your hand and gently bend them back. If the shingle bends easily with a nice curve, chances are good that the shingle is still flexible and has several years left. If, however, the shingle is brittle and creases or breaks, it could easily snap off during heavy winds and leave that area of your roof unprotected.To replace the damaged shingles yourself, check out the step-by-step video here.
If you are not the do-it-yourself type or you simply don’t have the time to tackle the project, the roofing experts at Baltic Home Improvements can help you replace the damaged or your entire roof if necessary.
Contact us today for a free estimate and learn why so many homeowners in the southwestern Chicago suburbs refer us to their friends and neighbors for exterior home improvement jobs.
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