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How long will my roof last?
If you’re wondering how long your roof will last, we’ve got the answer for you! A properly installed and maintained asphalt shingle or tile roof should last between 25-35 years. So if you’re not sure when your roof was first constructed, it’s a good idea to have a roof inspection done to see how much life is left in it. But don’t worry – we can help you figure out how much time you’ve got left before you need to start planning for a new roof. Give us a call today for a free roof inspection!
Can I really extend the life of my roof?

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects you from the elements and helps keep your home warm or cool, depending on the season. That’s why it’s important to take care of your roof and make sure it’s in good condition. Roofing materials will eventually deteriorate and erode, but with proper maintenance, you can extend the life of your roof by many years.

 

The mistake most homeowners make is to ignore small repairs as needed. A missing shingle takes little time and cost to fix; but ignoring that missing shingle may allow water to seep in, debris to accumulate and pry other shingles loose, or damage to affect the underlayment. Taking care of small problems can prevent the larger problems for decades.

What is the best thing I can do to ensure my roof lasts as long as possible?

Make sure your roof lasts as long as possible with periodic visual self-inspections and annual professional roof inspections! A small problem can become a major issue if not addressed, so it’s important to stay on top of things. Regular inspections allow you to make minor repairs before they become larger projects, and before a small leak becomes a major leak or a mold issue. Contact us today to schedule your annual inspection!

How can I know if I have a roof leak?

When it comes to roof leaks, it’s best to identify and address any damage before it becomes a bigger problem. Here are a few ways to identify water intrusion in your home. Check the wood framing for moisture damage, look at the insulation for signs of water-related damage, and check the ceilings and walls for staining or drips after major rain storms. If you see anything that looks questionable, don’t hesitate to call us!

Are tile roofs preferable to shingle roofs?

There are pros and cons to both tile roofs and asphalt shingle roofs – but which is the right choice for you? We can help you weigh the options and decide what’s best for your home.

Tile roofs are known for their longevity – they can last up to 50 years or more! But new asphalt shingle products are nearly as durable, and they’re often easier to repair. So what should you consider when making your decision?

Price is a major factor: tile roofing materials tend to be more expensive than asphalt shingles. Weight is another consideration – tile roofs are heavier, it’s important for your home to have the proper structural reinforcement to safely support it.

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Hi folks, I’m Joe with Moore Construction Company. And I’m here to talk to you today about basic shingle upgrades. If you’re in the market for a new roof, a big question is: what kind of shingle? And if I do, what type of upgrade should I choose? So, at Moore Construction, we are GAF approved. So today, I’m only going to be talking about GAF brand shingles, and I’m going to start with the basic shingle, which is the three-tab. Basically, they have two different types. They have a 20 year and a 25 year three-tab. The only difference is the warranty and basically the thickness of the shingles themselves. Now in Texas, they don’t even really offer the 20 year shingle down here anymore. Only in a select few manufacturers. Now, with this shingle, you’re going to get a 60 mile per hour wind guarantee, and basically in a variety of different colors, depending on which region you have. Now, if you have this shingle, your next upgrade from here, you might want to consider would be the architectural shingle and, in GAF’s case.

It’s called the Timberline series. This is the Timberline lifetime HD shingle. There’s a few different shingles in the Timberline series. They have the basic natural shadow, the HD, and the ultra HD. One of the big differences is basically the shadow line. Now, compared to the three-tab, you can see it’s a total different look. It’s got a layer look and architectural look to it. So not only are you getting a better look, you’re getting a better wind rating of 80 mile per hour wind guarantee. And basically it’s a much heavier shingle. If you’re looking for something that has a little more rich in the color, I would recommend going with the HD series. It’s got a darker shadow line on it. Now, if you already have this shingle and you want something a little better and would like to upgrade from here, your next step would be the GAF armor shield II. It looks exactly the same. Just about the difference is that this is a class four impact resistant shingle. It’s basically hail-proof in most cases. Now this shingle is also a heavier shingle. It’s got a rubber like membrane. It gives you 130 mile per hour wind guarantee, but the best part about this shingle is it offers in most cases, insurance breaks on your home premiums. I’ve seen anywhere from 15 up to 30% off your insurance premiums, if the shingles install correctly. So your return on your investment on here is well worth it because you’ll make your money back from saving from the insurance premiums.

So those would be your basic shingle upgrades. If you’re looking for something a little more fancier, you’re gonna be looking more into designer series. My next video, I’ll go over some designer shingles. If you’re in the market for a new roof, check us out on the web at www.mooreconstructionco.com and sign up for a free roof inspection. That’s it folks. I’ll see you next time. Thank you.