WHEN TO DECIDE ON A NEW ROOF
How do you know when to decide on a new roof? Is there some magical time when everyone should change their roof? Of course, there isn’t. A good roof can easily last 20 years or longer. The quality of the original materials used and the craftsmanship of the installers will make a difference in how long your roof will last. The climate that you live in will also make a difference. If your home has to stand up to high winds, rain, and frequent storms, it may be subject to damage and disrepair quicker than homes in milder climate areas.
WHAT IS THE AGE OF YOUR ROOF?
The age of a roof can tell a great deal when determining if it is time for a new roof. If your roof is under 10 years of age and has not been subject to severe storm damage, there should be no reason to consider replacing it at all. If it is over 15 years of age, a closer inspection should be done to determine if the roof can be repaired or if an entire new roof is warranted. Many roofing materials can easily last decades with the proper installation and care. A trusted roofing expert should be able to provide you with the answers about the condition of your current roof.
ARE SHINGLES OR TILES MISSING FROM YOUR ROOF?
One telltale sign that your roof needs servicing is missing, broken, or damaged shingles or tiles. The first thing to determine is if this is an isolated case or if the problem is widespread. Are only a few shingles or roof tiles affected? Is this an isolated area or does it occur in various places throughout your roof? Has a recent storm come through that could have caused this damage? The answers to these questions will help determine whether your current roof can be repaired or if a new roof is needed. If the damaged tiles or shingles are confined to one small area, it will probably make sense to repair the roof rather than to replace it. However, if the problem is widespread, it may be necessary to further determine if there is severe storm damage, or if there was faulty installation or inferior quality materials used in the first place.
CALL IN AN EXPERT TO ASSESS YOUR ROOF
The best thing any homeowner can do when they suspect any type of problem with their roof is to call in an expert. Your home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make, and protecting it from damage should always be a primary concern. Roof leaks can cause serious monetary and personal loss. The experts at SK Quality Roofing are working at the top in standards of quality and service to keep your roof working for you. whatever roofing questions you have, simply ASK SK. We are only a phone call away.