Re-Roofing is something no homeowner wants to think about. But every roof at some point will need to be replaced or at the very least, repaired.
The best defense is to do a regular check on your roof, keeping in mind it’s performance.
Finding minor problems now could mean the difference between a repair and a replacement tomorrow.
The good news is that you don’t really need to climb on your roof to assess its condition. Good vision plus binoculars may be all you need to affirm that replacing the roof is essential or that only spot repair is needed. Although getting up there for a good look would be your best bet.
Just because your roof isn’t leaking doesn’t mean you don’t have a roofing problem. You need to look out for some danger signals signs, things to look for know when your roof isn’t protecting your home:
• Water in your attic after heavy rain or an ice buildup.
• Cracked, curling, missing or loose shingles.
• Noticeable shingle decay; mold or mildew growth.
• Visible stains on interior walls or ceilings.
Mold and mildew growth is something we see often when we’re called out to look at a roof. If you’re on a drive and look around at some of the houses you’re driving past, you can see what we mean.
Damaged or missing shingles can simply require that a replacement shingle needs to be installed, or it could be the first sign that the shingles have reached their useful life and need to be replaced.
But if your shingles are cracking or curling at the edges, that’s a pretty good signal that the roof will need to be replaced.
I’m sure you’ve noticed, we keep repeating problems with shingles and replacing shingles. That’s because you don’t run into the same problems with metal roofing. We never push our clients into one roofing material or another, but we have to be factually honest, metal roofs are superior roofs.
Give us at DYMI Construction a call if you have any questions, or drop us an email. We’re always happy to answer any of your roofing questions.