Your roof should last longer than most parts of your house or most items in the home. Still, if the roof is around 20 years old, there’s a good chance it’s going to start showing signs of wear and tear, especially if the shingles are made of asphalt. Don’t wait until it’s too late to make repairs or do maintenance work. Addressing issues when they first appear will help you avoid potentially costly damage to the interior and exterior of your home. Whether your shingle roof needs some touch-up work or a total replacement, it’s important to follow the right process.
Inspect the Roof
Sometimes, the signs of damage to a roof will be obvious. There may be leaks, which will show up by water coming through the ceiling. You may find asphalt tiles around the property that heavy winds have blown off. Even if you don’t spot these clues, it doesn’t mean you won’t need to make repairs. Every two or three years, you should take a look at the roof. If you’re wary of getting up on the roof, hire a professional to do the inspection. On the shingle roof, the contractor will look for missing shingles, curled shingles, broken shingles, missing nails and other noticeable damage.
Making an Assessment
The contractor will let you know whether you need to replace some shingles on the roof or whether you need to replace the entire thing. Most professionals will give you a free estimate of how much each would cost. It’s best to get a few different bids so you can find a price that makes sense for your budget.
Advantages of Calling the Pros
A professional roof contractor has the knowledge and experience you can count on to do the job well. A professional can also work quickly and efficiently. The contractor will come with the right tools and skills to make your roof look and work as good as new.
Your shingle roof will eventually start to falter. When this happens, make sure you get the right team on the job.