21 Jan. 21

January-February is a Great Time to Reroof Your Home

How old is your home and roof?  Most asphalt shingle roofs last 20-25 years.  If your roof is over 20 years old you may need to have it inspected by a professional roofing company.  January-February in the South is a great time to re-roof your home.  Mild southern winters make for the perfect time to undergo roof repairs and replacement.  You will not only get ahead of the rainy spring and storms, but you will find a professional roofing company that can accommodate your needs.

If your shingles are coming loose, or falling it’s time to have your roof inspected by a professional.   They will inspect your roof and attic checking for leaks, faulty shingles, nail pulls, facia gaps, cracked valley’s, aging vent pipe flashing and much more.

A professional roofing company can also verify if your roof has experienced hail, wind, or storm damage potentially saving you money through insurance claims.  

If you have spotted multiple missing or loose shingles it could be a sign of an aging roof that requires immediate attention.  Cracked valley’s and warped facia are signs of potential water damage and an aging roof.

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If your garage door is the biggest entryway to your home think of the roof as that on steroids.  Your roof protects you from sun, heat, storms and the cold.  If it is aging it may not be providing the protection you need.  Most homeowners don’t think about their roof until there is a leak, or problem.  Regular roof inspections can prevent potential serious damage and provide you with the peace of mind you deserve as a homeowner.  

When you are ready to contact a roofing contractor pay close attention to their Better Business Bureau rating, Google Reviews, their liability and workman’s compensation coverage as well as referrals from previous customers.  Due diligence and research will save you a lot of money and worry in the long run.  

A new roof quote will also take into consideration your current roof ventilation system.  If you have an aging roof or home, chances are that you are not getting the ventilation of modern roofing which is vital to your heating and cooling utility bills.  For example, your roof may not include soffit ventilation, roof ridge ventilation or gable ventilation.  A professional roofing company can assess your current roofing system and make recommendations that can save you a lot of money on energy bills.  

Make sure you contact a licensed, insured/bonded and reputable professional roofer.  Ask for references and check online reviews as well as the BBB.

At Gilstrap Roofing we have been serving the Upstate longer than any other roofing contractor accredited by the Better Business Bureau, spanning four generations.  We live, work and play here so we have a lot at stake when it comes to providing quality roofing with certified crews.  We regularly perform roof inspections for these and other kinds of issues.  Contact us today.  

Brian Gilstrap, President  

Gilstrap Roofing

Greenville, SC 29611