Putting a new roof on your home is no small matter; it takes time, research and sound finances to get the job done right. Here are some quick tips that will help you do a self-check on the health of your roof.
Step One: Determine The Age
Asphalt shingled roofs have a lifespan of about for 20 to 25 years. If your home’s roof is pushing this limit it may be time to investigate it’s health, especially if you live in an area prone to strong weather conditions.
Step Two: Look Up
Head up into the attic or to the highest part of the interior ceiling if you don’t have an attic. Look up and search for signs of water damage or trails, sagging, mold growth and light penetration. These are telltale signs that water and weather elements are wearing away at your roof.
Step Three: Inspect The Outside
Whether you find visible interior damage or not, it is still important to safely inspect the outside of the roof as well. Shingles that are buckling, curling or blistering are signs that they’re near the end of their life expectancy. Other obvious signs to look for include balding or broken shingles, loose material around chimneys and pipes and “shingle granules” in the gutter. These granules protect the roof from UV rays and, if found in the gutters, are a clear sign of the weathering of your roof.
Step Four: Call The Experts
Whether you just need minor maintenance or replacement of the entire roof, we’re here to help. As specialists in roofing, we can asses the health of your roof and determine what types of repairs or replacements need to be completed by our team of professionals. Roof replacement and repair is no DIY project, it is a dangerous job that requires the skill of professionals. So if you think your roof is past it’s prime don’t hesitate to call in Elite Roofing. Click here for a quote.