As a homeowner, you have to set aside a budget for general maintenance. Over time your house will suffer from wear and tear and depending on your weather conditions, you may find you need more regular maintenance.
A particular structure that can get quite a battering is your roof, so you need to ensure you regularly check it out for any damage and that the structural integrity is still intact. Problems can occur if you leave too much time between these check ups. An untreated leak, can go on to become something much worse if not spotted early on.
As a homeowner, you can carry out some further research and get some helpful direction on how to determine whether the condition is such that you need a simple, quick and straightforward roof repair, more here, or a larger replacement.
Roofs come in a range of materials including; metal, EPDM, cedar and so on. If you have a shingle roof, here are some signs that the roof needs replacing:
5 Signs Your Shingle Roof Needs Replacing
Wondering if your shingle roof needs servicing? Check for any of these five warning signs…
1. Curling or Clawing Shingles
Curling or clawing shingles are a sign of both an aging roof system and excessive heat. Curled or clawing shingles are highly susceptible to wind uplift and ice damage. Shingles will become rigid and can break easily and lose tab edges.
2. Missing Granules and Bare Spots
Poorly placed downspouts, lack of eavestrough, or poorly designed valley drainage on a second storey can cause a waterfall effect that washes away granules over time. Aging of a roof system or physical damage can also cause bare spots and a loss of granules. Read more…
Once you’ve determined if your roof is in need of a fix and some love and affection, the next thing to do is to decide which route you’d like to go down. Do you take things into your own hands and travel down the DIY journey or do you decide to call up your local roofing contractor and get them to sort your problem out?
A number of factors will help you decide which path to travel, a common factor being the price. If you’re in a bit of a fuddle, here are some further pointers to help you make your decision.
Why You Should Hire a Roofing Contractor Instead of Doing it Yourself
Fixing your roof can be a difficult, tedious, and downright dangerous job. Before you watch a few YouTube videos, buy the material, and set to work, think through the disadvantages of redoing the shingles on your own roof. In some cases, turning this into your own project may have more benefits than hiring a professional, but for most, this could have negative consequences. Read more…
As with anything, make sure you hire a trusted and reputable company. If you’d like some extra advice or would like to find out how we can help fix your roof, give us a call on (203) 648-9889. Alternatively you can always find out more at www.danburyroofingpros.com.