Did sudden hail do a number on your roof this spring? How old is your home’s roof? Is it time to upgrade from rotting wood shingles to asphalt shingles? Are you tired of finding wet, moldy wood in your home’s attic and crawlspaces? Though these are important questions about the overall health of your beloved home, many homeowners may not know the answer to them. However, professional roofers would be able to answer these questions for you nearly immediately with a single visit.
It’s clear that many of our roofs are suffering from the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. But just because we can’t see the damage from safely on the ground, or in some cases even up close, that doesn’t mean there isn’t an issue. And the longer you procrastinate, the more severe — and expensive — the damage to your home will be.
Fortunately, a simple call to a local roofing service can help you decide if it’s time for repairs or a total replacement roof. This may sound costly, but in most cases, properly installed asphalt shingles will provide protection for at least 12 to 15 years. And in many cases, the upfront cost is very modest compared to the cost of water damage or roof collapses.
Here are some reasons to call a local roofing service this summer
Unforeseen Weather Damage
We all know that winter and spring can come along with some harsh weather. Heavy snow, biting winds, and hail damage are all common culprits that can cause shingles to tear off or other damage to your roof to occur. Even harsh summer heat and sunlight can do significant damage in time. Again, some of the damage may not be noticeable from the ground, but qualified roofers can tell you if the damage is providing eminent danger or just how much longer your roof may last.
It’s Time To Upgrade
Some older houses may have been built out of material that’s not quite a practical as modern asphalt shingles. Today, four out of five homes in the United States have asphalt shingles and it could be time for you to ditch the metal or wooden roof to join the others. Asphalt shingles are a great choice for most homeowners. There are both organic and fiberglass asphalt options.
If you haven’t replaced your roof since you’ve owned your home, it’s possible that you’re not aware just how old it might be. Though there are no leaks or visible sagging, it could be a safer route to have a roofer check it out. Many roofers can estimate the age of a roof and therefore let you know the lifespan left in yours.
If you’re not sure of the condition of your home’s roof, it’s a good idea to get the opinion of the professional roofing company to ensure there aren’t any unexpected surprises or expenses in the coming years.