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How to Tell When to Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof


Watch this video to find out a simple test you can conduct on your asphalt shingle roof to determine if it needs to be replaced or has a few years life left in it.  ...More




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How to Tell When to Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof

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To determine if you can repair your asphalt shingle roof or should replace it, bend a tab of the roofing on a warm day.

  • If the shingle is flexible and doesn’t break, the roof has a few years left and you should be able to repair the damage.
  • If the shingle breaks easily, then your best bet is to replace the entire roof.

Watch this video to find out more.

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An asphalt shingle roof is near the end of its useful life when the shingle tabs loose their flexibility. If you’re confused about whether to replace or repair the roof, try bending up a single shingle tab on a warm day. If it flexes and bends back down, it has some life left. If breaks or crumbles when bent, it’s time to start thinking about a new roof.