The winter season can be especially harsh on roofing systems, and in Ottawa, it’s no exception. After experiencing an extended winter, it’s important to assess the condition of your asphalt roofing shingles to determine if they need to be replaced.
Here are some things to check for:
- Age of the shingles: The age of your shingles is a crucial factor in determining if they need to be replaced. Asphalt shingles typically have a lifespan of 20-30 years, and if your roof is nearing or exceeding that age, it’s likely time for a replacement.
- Damage from ice and snow: During winter, ice dams and heavy snow loads can cause damage to your shingles. Look for signs of cracking, missing or broken shingles, and granule loss.
- Water damage: Check your attic for signs of water damage, including water stains, mold, and mildew. If you notice any of these signs, it could indicate a problem with your roofing system.
- Curling or buckling: Curling or buckling shingles are a sign that your roof is deteriorating and may need to be replaced.
- Visible wear and tear: Take a close look at your shingles for any visible signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, splits, or bald spots. These are all indications that your shingles are no longer providing adequate protection for your home.
If you’re concerned about the condition of your roofing system after an extended winter in Ottawa, it’s always a good idea to have it inspected by a professional. At Parliament Contracting, we offer a range of roofing services, including inspections, repairs, and replacements.
Our experienced team can help you assess the condition of your asphalt roofing shingles and recommend the best course of action to ensure your home is protected. Plus, by booking now, you can beat the rush and ensure that your roofing project is completed before things get too busy.
Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact us today at 613-913-3767 to schedule your roofing inspection and get started on your roofing project. With Parliament Contracting, you can trust that your roofing needs are in good hands.
By being proactive and checking for signs of damage, you can help ensure that your home is ready for whatever weather comes your way. Don’t wait until it’s too late – start preparing for a new roof today!