Home maintenance issues can seem scary, but they don’t have to be. The thing you need to do is to attend to things before they get worse. This is especially true for your roof. If you’ve wondered about roof evaluations, we have the information you need.
Regular Roof Inspections
In general, you want two roof evaluations
per year. Ideally, you want one before the winter sets in and one after winter. Different seasons present different problems for your roof. For instance, excessive debris can cause excessive moisture to form on your roof, which can make it both damaged and slippery. In the summer, the sun’s harsh rays cause a loss of granules on asphalt shingles. Wind can cause shingles to become loose, and there are extensive other issues your roof can experience. Cal Drain Right Gutters Today: 404-850-9981
Average Lifespan of a Roof
The average roof lasts between 15 and 20 years. If it is properly maintained. That’s assuming there aren’t any other issues with the home that can interfere with the structural integrity of your roof as well. There are some telltale signs that you need a roof evaluation. Any sign of roof damage
means that you need a roof evaluation. If your roof’s flashing has failed, you have shingles that are loose or missing, leaks coming in through your ceiling, a sagging roof, a roof that appears to be warped, crumbling or brittle shingles or some other sign of damage, you need an evaluation.
From ground-level, it can seem like your roof is okay, but don’t be fooled. It’s hard to view damage while you’re standing on the ground. However, it’s not advisable to climb up on your roof either. A gust of wind, a slippery surface or losing your balance can prove harmful or fatal. Also, roof damage is not immediately evident to the untrained eye.
Roof repair and roof replacement are more affordable than putting off necessary repairs and replacements. Also, there are innovative types of shingles that help to keep your home naturally cooler, need very little maintenance and protect the home better than older-styled shingles. At the minimum, you want to avoid water damage in your home at all costs. Water damage and mold damage are extremely difficult to mitigate.
If you have evident roof damage or haven’t had an evaluation done in a while, it’s well worth your time to have one done as quickly as possible. Your costs will be far lower than if you wait for things to get worse. The sun, wind, rain, snow, and hail can do a number on your roof, so it’s best to be safe. Schedule to have yours done today.
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