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justinblake



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:34 am    Post subject: Time for a roof replacement? Reply with quote

(Warning to the Reader: the following post was put here by a marketing pirate. I've decided to leave it stand as an example of what NOT to pay attention to as you seek information here on the internet --John Leeke)

When it comes to protecting your home from the elements, your roof is the first line of defense. Because your roof takes the brunt of the harsh weather year after year, itís not surprising that it wears out faster than the home itself. Depending on how long you remain in one home, you may have to replace the roof on it more than once. The big question is, how do you know when itís time for a roof replacement? Some of the signs are visible to the naked eye and quite easy for homeowners to spot. Other signs are less obvious and go unnoticed unless homeowners know what theyíre looking for.

How old is your roof?

The age of your roof is one bit of information you should never forget. The expected lifespan of your roof depends on the materials used and your areaís climate. If youíre still not sure, a qualified roofing contractor can give you a ballpark figure as to how long you can expect your roof to last. If you know your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, itís a good idea to take a closer look at it and start thinking about having it
replaced.

Some signs to watch for

For many homeowners, the first sign that tells them itís time for a roof replacement is a leak. Water spots and water damage could be the result of a leak in your roof. However, it could also be the result of a damaged or loose pipe. Rule that out before scheduling a total roof replacement.

Another sign that is easily visible to the homeowner is missing shingles. While it isnít uncommon to lose a shingle or two after a severe storm, widespread shingle loss isnít a good sign. It could be that your roof is nearing the end of its life or that the shingles werenít installed properly. Either way, youíll want to start considering a roof replacement
if youíre seeing a lot of shingle loss.

Like missing shingles, curling shingles is another bad sign. It could be that the shingles are getting worn, that they werenít installed properly, or that there is a problem with your roofís ventilation. Pitted shingles is another bad sign. Asphalt shingles have a coating of granules that cover the asphalt. If your shingles have black spots, that means that the granules are coming off and your roofís life is near the end.

If youíre seeing some or all of these signs of room damage, itís important to schedule a free roof inspection with an experienced roofing contractor. They can help you determine whether itís time to replace your roof, or whether it can get by a few more years with a few simple repairs.

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Don Wagstaff



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee, I have a hundred roofs that need replacing JB and you've got me convinced you're the right man for the job. Come on over, bring your contracts so I can sign on the line and lets get cracking!


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johnleeke
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don, obviously a spam message posted by a pirate. I try to prevent and delete these before they become an annoyance.
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Don Wagstaff



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, take it away John.
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