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How many different kinds of roofs can you spot on the houses on your street? A few decades ago, you may have only seen shingle roofs, perhaps with the occasional slate roof mixed in. But these days, there are more kinds of roofing on the market. Metal roofs are becoming common because they can be made from recycled materials. Tile is a popular choice because it lasts a lot longer than other roofing materials. And then there are some roofers who install rubber roofs because they're smooth and easy to install. Learn more about roofs of all types on this blog.

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Warning Signs That Your Asphalt Shingles Need To Be Replaced

Asphalt shingles are among the least expensive roofing options available. Therefore, you might have chosen this type of roofing material as a way to save money. However, asphalt shingles sometimes do not last as long as other types of roofs and you may need to have your asphalt shingles replaced again. Still, you will need to look for warning signs that your asphalt shingles have worn out and finally need to be replaced.

Asphalt Shingles Are a Great Roofing Option

The great thing about asphalt shingle roofs is that they can be very effective at protecting your home. You might want to replace your asphalt shingles with more asphalt shingles after they wear out. 

How to Inspect Your Roof

You can climb onto your roof or purchase a drone to perform your inspection. Drones are not very expensive and it's safer to use a drone than to get on a ladder. If you climb on your roof, there's always a risk that you'll fall off and injure yourself.

Beware of Missing Granules

While inspecting your shingles, you'll want to look for missing granules. These can be a warning sign that your shingles have worn down and are not adequately protecting your home anymore. Granules are an important aspect of shingles because they allow them to shed water. You may be able to replace a few shingles or you may need to have your entire roof replaced.

Look for Curling Shingles

If your asphalt shingles are curling, this is another bad sign. This usually occurs after the asphalt shingles have lost their granules and the shingles will wear more quickly and will start to become more brittle. These shingles will also probably be blown off on a very windy day. 

Hire a Shingle Replacement Service to Inspect Your Roof

If you suspect that your asphalt shingles are damaged and need to be replaced, you will want your shingles inspected by a professional roofing shingle replacement specialist. This type of professional will not only be able to inspect your roof but will also provide their recommendation for how the roof should be replaced and will then replace the shingles.

In some cases, you might want to have new shingles laid over the existing shingles. This will provide an extra layer of protection and can be less expensive than having your entire roof replaced. However, if you have already covered your roof with another layer of asphalt shingles, you might want to have your entire roof replaced. 

Contact a shingle replacement company for more info.