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How often does a house need a new roof?

Are we replacing our roof shingles sooner than we should? Unfortunately, because of a myriad of environmental factors, asphalt shingles loose their effectiveness and end up only lasting on average 20 years and need to be replaced.

Did you know that asphalt shingles are the most cost-effective type of roofing material in the USA? All too often, shingles prematurely end up in our landfills where it can take up to 300 years for asphalt shingles to completely decompose.

Did you know that nearly 11 million tons of asphalt shingles make their way into landfills every year? That's a lot of shingles that aren't going anywhere. Thats where the shingle rejuvenation process comes in. Greener Shingles rejuvenator extends the life of asphalt shingles, keeping shingles on roofs and out of the landfills for longer. By re-saturating dry, brittle shingles, you can effectively preserve the life of a shingle before it has a chance to completely dry out and loose it's ability to protect the roof and in turn keeping the shingle functional for longer.

Ask any home owner, landlord, property manager or building owner and they'll tell you that at some point they have been faced with one of the most expensive maintenance issues; roof replacement. In most cases, they are waiting for glaringly obvious signs of a failing roof before they ever even think about it, like leaks, small piles of granule in the gutters, streaking and etc. Much like your car engine, a roof shingle requires oil to remain functional. You wouldn't let your car engine run dry, would you? No, you regularly maintain the engine oil so that it runs efficiently and lasts longer. The same goes for an asphalt roofing shingles, they need oil to remain flexible which gives the shingle the ability to expand and contract with the heating and cooling of the day and to keep the top layer of rock granule in place.

Now, homeowners have more options for maintaining their shingles instead of prematurely replacing them. Shingle rejuvenation is now one of the fastest growing home maintenance services available.

Greener Shingles 60+ dealers across North America are established home service businesses like roofers, gutter installers, pressure washers and etc. They have been servicing their clients for years and are now offering shingle rejuvenation as a way to help homeowners maintain their homes most valuable asset, the roof.

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