A professionally installed roof is one of the most important features of your home and is designed to withstand all types of weather. It keeps the rain, cold, and heat outside where it belongs while keeping the inside of your home dry and protected. A roof must be:

  • Properly sloped to shed water effectively
  • Strong enough to withstand high winds
  • Rigid enough to bear the weight of snow or ice in colder climates
  • Properly vented to allow moisture to escape and prevent mold and mildew growth

Signs That Your Roof Needs to Be Replaced

The average lifespan of a roof depends heavily on the type of roofing materials used. Asphalt shingles are very popular and have an expected lifespan of about 20 years. Other materials, such as fiber cement shingles, wood shake shingles, or slate roofs, last longer but also have a higher initial cost. Certain weather events, such as hurricanes, hail, ice, and snow, can greatly reduce the expected lifespan of a roof.

How do you know if your roof is ready for replacement?

  • Your roof is more than 20 years old. Even if you do not yet see any visible damage inside your home, the shingles are probably not as effective as they should be.
  • The roof valleys appear to be damaged or are missing. These valleys work as channels to move water off of the roof and into the gutter system away from your home.
  • You see places where shingles are missing, curled, or buckling.
  • You find shingle granules in the gutters. As shingles age and break down, the granules will wash away in the rain. Finding loose granules in the gutters indicates that the shingles are breaking down and offering less effective protection.
  • You see signs of moisture. If you find signs of moisture in your attic, or worse yet, mold or mildew, then it is time to have your roof checked by a professional before the damage becomes more widespread.

What to Expect During a Re-Roofing Project

We will begin with a thorough inspection of your existing roof and make repair or replacement recommendations as necessary along with a thorough estimation of costs and a timeline of repairs. Our experienced staff will help you select the type of shingles that will work best on your roof. We feature and install high-quality roofing materials from a number of manufacturers. You will be able to choose from a wide selection of colors and styles.

Before beginning work, we pull all necessary building permits. We ensure that all of the work we perform meets or exceeds the standards set by local building codes. The timeline for a re-roofing project is dependent upon weather and the size and complexity of the roofing job. After your re-roof is finished, you can count on us for years to come to provide warranty work and storm repairs to keep your home safe and dry.

If you have any questions about the condition of your roof, contact us at Clyde Nettles Roofing and Painting.


I would now have known a new roof was put on if I hadn't seen it! Clean up was perfect!

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- Sue O.