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How do I know when it’s time to have my roof replaced and not just repaired?

It’s one thing to replace a few shingles that have cracked or fallen off. Replacing the entire roof is a much bigger investment. Do you know when it’s time to call in a professional roofing company to replace the structure?

Roof Warning Signs

You may need a total roof replacement when:

  • Your roof is over 20 years old. Asphalt shingle roofs tend to last 20-30 years. Once you hit the 25-year mark, it’s time to start planning for replacement.
  • The shingles curl at the edges or bulge in the center. When you start seeing this, you may have one to five years of life left in the roof.
  • A large number of shingles are cracked or missing. This can be a sign of deeper issues with the roof itself. You may want to replace the whole roof instead of just patching.
  • Your roof has developed tiny holes. You may see sunlight through it when you’re in the attic or find signs of water damage on the ceiling or walls after a rain. You’ll need to take action ASAP. In just months, these small annoyances can grow into serious problems like rotting floorboards and mold throughout your home.
  • The roof is sagging. Watch out, this roof might collapse. You may need to pay for an expensive fix for structural damage along with the cost of the new roof itself. Try to catch roofing problems before they get to this stage!

Are You Ready for a New Roof?

Premiere Roofing has been serving the roofing needs of families throughout the Columbia, SC area for years. Whether you’re looking for a consultation, a repair, or a complete rebuilding job, our experienced staff can get your home in top shape. If you have any questions or would like an estimate for our services, contact us today.

How Could Winter Weather be Affecting My Roof?

Icicles on roof after two days of snowfalls

Even though South Carolina rarely sees winter weather, there are still some things you should be aware of if it does happen to come our way. As your roof protects the belongings beneath it, it’s important to keep it in tip top shape regardless of the season. However, winter weather can bring forward new difficulties that your roof must manage to keep you (and your property) warm and protected during the cold months. Between the frigid temperatures, snow, rain, and other forces of nature, understanding what to look for in terms of roof damage can be overwhelming. Thankfully, we’re going to explain some of the many ways the winter weather is affecting your roof.

How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Roof

The winter weather can affect your roof in many different ways. Such ways it can affect your roof are:

  • The falling snow/ice can cause harm to the lower areas of the roof.
  • Icicles and ice dams are possible, which can lead to leaks on the inside of a home.
  • High volumes of snow on the eaves of the roof can be extremely heavy, which challenges the roof’s structural integrity.
  • Narrow eaves can be prone to ice accumulation, with can cause deterioration.
  • A low-sloped roof is prone to ice dams, which increases the chances of roof collapse and leakage.

Considering how dangerous a weak roof can be, it’s important to get your roof inspected before issues spiral out of control in the coldest months of the year. Thankfully, Premiere Roofing is here to keep your roof safe and in excellent condition regardless of the season. If you live in the Columbia, SC area, contact us today so we can protect your family in the future.

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What our clients are saying
“We interviewed 5 roofing companies before deciding to go with Premiere. Not only were they offering a superior product but they offered it at a very reasonable price. On the day of installation, their team was incredibly hard working and did a great job of moving quickly while still protecting our home and yard. Darrel and Jonny were fantastic to work with and kept me informed at every step. If I had it to do over, I would definitely select Premiere Roofing again!”
Paige B.
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