Repair or Replace?
Does your shingled roof need to be replaced or repaired? Don Mills Roofing can answer that question - quickly and honestly. If it's time to replace your roof, we will explain why it is more cost effective in the long run to do so now. But if an expert repair can keep you safe and dry for another five years, we will always walk you through the options.
Lifetime Shingle & 10-Year Workmanship Warranty
IKO shingles are warranted for the life of your roof. When combined with the Don Mills Roofing ten year warranty on workmanship, you can relax knowing that we are on top of your roofing needs! Visit IKO website at www.iko.com/na/.
Signs That it May be Time to Replace Your Roof
Is it time to repair or replace your old roof? Look for these red flags. Most homeowners figure they need a new roof after they spot a leak in their ceiling. This leak could be due to many different roofing problems. But, what factors really determine whether a roof repair will solve the problem or if the house needs a roof replacement? Here are some tips to help you determine if you need a new roof.
How old is your existing asphalt shingle roof? Most experts agree that a typical roof will last between 20 and 25 years. It also depends on whether the old roof was removed and you only have one layer of shingles, and if it is properly ventilated. If the roof was installed over another layer or several layers and it is older than 20 years, chances are you need a new roof.
SHINGLES CURLING AND BUCKLING
Shingles that are curled or buckling are another sign that you may need a new roof. Look at the slopes of your home that get direct sunlight and if you notice the shingles are curling and losing granules, it could mean the shingles are past their life expectancy. There could also be a possibility that the roof is defective. Contact a licensed roofing contractor to see if you could be eligible for reimbursement.
If your roof shingles are falling apart or missing in this area, it's a definite sign you need a new roof. Valleys are one of the most important areas of your roof. Snow and rain flow through valleys and into gutters. If the valley is compromised, you could be susceptible to roof leaks.
These are another sign your roof could be failing. Check to see if all of the shingle “tabs” are intact.
This is another area to be concerned about. If your flashing consists of roof cement or tar, it may need to be replaced with a long-term, water-tight fitting, which would be a metal flashing system.
SHINGLE GRANULES IN THE GUTTERS
Look in your gutters to see whether they are loaded up with shingle granules. Roofs tend to lose more granules toward the end of their life cycle. Inconsistant or darker color on some parts of the roof is another sign the granules have worn away.
DAYLIGHT THROUGH THE ROOF BOARDS
You notice a spongy feel or trampoline bounce when walking on the roof, which means the underlying decking is weakened from moisture. Check your attic to see if there is any daylight coming through the roof boards. Also check for moisture in the insulation.
IKO Sets the Standard
IKO Industries Ltd, has been manufacturing residential roofing shingles since the 1950’s and their products are providing homes around the world with beautiful, high performance protection. With Premium, Architectural or Traditional shingles and a wide variety of color options, there is always an IKO Shingle that can improve the look of your home while guarding your roof against the consistent onslaught of rain, wind, snow, sleet and sun. Visit IKO website at www.iko.com/na/.