Warning Signs of a Failing Roof

6628811_xlSo when is the right time to schedule an inspection for your roof? This is a question that many homeowners have as they contemplate improvement projects around their property. The roof is your home’s most important feature structurally. Because of this, regular inspections of your roof are needed, especially in areas of the country with more extreme weather patterns.

The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends two professional inspections a year, at least. Generally, these should take place in spring and fall, right before wet weather and directly after. However, homeowners themselves should be aware of the warning signs to know when looking at their roofing system. Here are 8 key identifiers that it may be time for a replacement of your roofing system:
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Recycling Asphalt Roofing Shingles Helps Keep The Environment Clean and Saves Energy

new roofThe most common roofing material used in the United States is the asphalt shingle. It provides a good value and quality roof protection for 15 to 20 years in most environments. The majority of homes use what is called a three tab shingle. An upgraded shingle is becoming more common called an architectural shingle. Both types are made from a fiberglass mat that is impregnated with asphalt and stone granules to make it waterproof and give it color.

Every year the construction industry produces almost eleven million tons of asphalt shingle waste. Of that figure, almost eight million tons of it goes into landfills. When recycled, these products can be successfully used for a wide range of products and services. A primary use is for manufacturing hot mix asphalt used for road paving.
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