Our homes are our pride and joy, and as such, we like to ensure they’re in premium condition to handle all weather. Our roofs are no different. While they can easily be forgotten about as you handle everyday maintenance such as gardens and lawns, maintaining your roof is equally as important – if not more so. When the time comes to carry out roofing repairs or replacement, it should always be completed by an expert. However, how do you know when your roof does need to be repaired or replaced? What are the signs to look out for?
It doesn’t take a hurricane, storm, or natural disaster to tell you that you need a new roof. All it takes is the knowledge that your roof hasn’t been replaced for between 20 and 80 years. However, this can all depend on the materials your roofing contractor used during the initial installation. For example, shingles made of asphalt have a lifespan of two decades, after which you should considering using a roofing service to both inspect and replace them. If you’re unsure how old your roof is, refer to your home inspection report that you received during the purchase of your home.
Leakage is a fairly obvious sign that your roof might need to be replaced or repaired. In many cases, a roofing company or roofing contractor can fix leaks, with various methods depending on the construction material. However, when severe leaks start to appear, it might be time to invest in a new roof altogether. While a small leak might not seem like a significant issue, such a leak can cause severe internal damage to your home – damage that could be prevented merely by calling upon an expert to fix it.
It looks worse for wear
While your roof is generally out of sight and out of mind, it’s important to put time aside twice a year to complete a thorough roof inspection. While many homeowners prefer to carry out this check yourself, it’s a good idea to enlist the help of a roofer.
A roofer can look for:
- Split, cracked, buckled or curled shingles.
- Any loose materials, particularly around the chimney area.
- Granules or chips in your guttering.
- Dark or soft spots on the interior or the roof, indicative of rotting wood.
Knowing whether you should repair or replace your roof can be determined by simply hiring a roofing contractor. Ask for an inspection, look out for signs of wear and tear, and know that just by doing so, you’re reducing the risks of running into unexpected problems further down the line.
SNS Morey Inc is proud to be your one-stop-shop for all roofing and general contracting work. With a business history spanning over three decades, we’ve got the experience, knowledge, passion, and professionalism our current and future clients rely on. We stand behind our workmanship, and we believe our level of service stands out from the crowd. Whether you’re in the market for a new roof, an extension, repairs, or commercial and residential construction work, we’ve got the team you can trust to get the job done.