Composition shingles last from 12-20 years on average. Many people solely rely on the age of their roof to determine when it is time for a new one. But there are many other factors to consider, especially since high humidity and harsh winters can wear out the material more quickly. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends biyearly roof inspections. One should ideally be conducted at the beginning of spring to detect any damage that occurred during the winter.
During our inspections, we are on the lookout for missing and damaged shingles, holes and dark spots, and sagging which indicates that the home is unable to support the weight of the roof. As your roof ages, its ability to protect your home from strong storms diminishes. High winds can lift old asphalt shingles, allowing water and pests to slowly infiltrate your home. Replacing your roof will provide you with the peace of mind that your home and family will be safe from health hazards such as mold, mildew, and pests. Why hire Knockout Roofing to be your licensed and insured roofing contractor and inspector? Because roofing is truly our niche! We have repaired and replaced a great number of roofs; there is no problem that we haven’t already seen.