No one likes to think about repairing or replacing the roof. It’s easy to go through daily life without even thinking about the roof unless you live in an area that endures frequent hail and windstorms. The average cost to install a new asphalt shingle roof is around $8,000 with fluctuations as low as $5,000 and as high as $12,000. That may seem like a lot of money, but failing to maintain and re-shingle your roof when needed can cost you even more.

First, let’s look at some of the things that can happen if you don’t remove shingles and replace shingles as part of routine maintenance and repair. Moisture and water leakage can result in damage to the structural elements as well as the growth of mold and mildew. Aging roofs begin to grow unstable, which can cause collapses or trouble holding the weight of heavy snow. Water leaking into the walls through the roof can reach exposed wires resulting in sparks or short-circuiting that can cause a house fire. As with any home maintenance issue, a damaged or aged roof detracts from the value of your home and its curb appeal. Finally, allowing damage to progress will drive the costs of roof repair or replacement even higher.

These are some of the warning signs that you may need roof repair or shingle removal services:

  • Missing granules on individual or groupings of shingles
  • Cracking and breakage
  • Curling or cupped edges
  • The appearance of the roof is worn and weathered in general
  • Homes in your neighborhood that are about the same age need roof replacement
  • Your existing roof is 20+ years old or you have an older house and you don’t know how old the roof is
  • The growth of mold

Bear Creek Roofing specializes in roof replacement, installation, repair, and maintenance services performed by licensed, highly skilled, and experienced contractors. Contact us today to receive a free estimate and help submitting your roof insurance claim.