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Common Questions About Shingle Repair

If you have a roofing contractor tell you that you are in need of a shingle repair, then you may have a lot of questions. It’s important to understand what needs to be done in order to make the right decision about how you should proceed with your shingles repair. Here are some of the most common questions that homeowners have about shingle repair.

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Are There Energy Efficient Options?

Shingles are a crucial part at keeping the temperature in your home comfortable. Worn or missing shingles can cause your HVAC system to work harder in order to maintain the proper temperature. Shingles today are much more energy efficient than they were in the past. Having your shingles replaced can allow you to experience much lower electricity bills.

Are There Other Benefits To Repairing Shingles?

A lot of homeowners don’t realize that they can increase their home’s value by repairing or replacing their shingles. It can make their home look more aesthetically appealing and in turn improve the value of their home. If you are thinking about selling your home, it’s a good idea to get this done before you list it for sale.

Do I Have To Maintain Them?

In order for your shingles to last a long time you really need to perform routine maintenance on them. Don’t let debris sit on your roof. You will need to remove them. If you notice any moss or algae growing, squirt it off with a hose. Have your roof pressure washed a couple of times a year to remove any dirt that has collected on it. When performing maintenance on the shingles, don’t forget about your gutters. If they are clogged they could cause water to seep onto your roof. Make sure that you check your gutters regularly to look for debris and remove any that you see promptly. Maintaining your roof by doing these simply things will help your shingles last for years to come. If you aren’t sure how to maintain your shingles properly, ask your roofing contractor what they recommend you do.

Can Any Contractor Repair My Shingles?

When it comes time to repair your shingles, you will find that there are a lot of contractors to choose from. However, not all of them have enough experience to perform these repairs. When looking for a contractor, pay attention to how long they have been in business. Read their reviews to determine the experience that others have had with them. Don’t just hire the cheapest roofing contractor, hire the best one. Check their references, licenses and make sure that they offer a warranty on the work that they complete.

These are just some of the questions that you might have when it comes time to have your shingles repaired. The process to get this work done can take some time, but a licensed roofing contractor will be more than prepared to do it. By choosing the right contractor, getting your shingles repaired should go as smoothly as possible.

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