When to Replace Roofing?
Replacing roofing, either through smaller roofing repairs, or a full roof replacement is something we can help with. Here at Storm Roofing, we’re always looking out for our customers’ best interests. If your roof needs to be fully replaced, we'll let you know. If your roof simply requires some general roofing repairs and maintenance work done on it we’ll let you know. Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms of a roof which needs some help!
So You’re Contemplating Replacing Your Roof?
We’re glad to hear you’re staying on top of your roof maintenance. Many people will wait until the roof itself is sagging, rotting, or in truly dangerous shape before calling us. This will often lead to a situation where there needs to be an entire roof replacement to ensure the house itself is not affected as well. Don’t let your roof reach this point. Below are some easy steps to take when looking out for signs of an aging roof which needs some maintenance or needs to be replaced.
Take a Look Inside the Attic
Take a peek inside the attic if you have readily available access to the space. Be on the lookout for beams of light (holes in your roof), any type of moldy odors, or even some sagging and swaying with the structure of the roof itself. This is often the first recommended step when it comes to diagnosing roofing issues.
Review Past Maintenance Records
Just as you would review a car’s maintenance records, a roof is no different. You’ll want to examine all of the historical maintenance and repair jobs done on your roof if you’re not the only homeowner. Sometimes, you may be able to find records which indicate neglected problem areas you were unaware of, even before purchasing the home itself. Additionally, you’ll want to look at the timeline of when the last roof was installed. If it was over 20 years ago, you may want to have a professional come out and examine your roof to ensure it’s stood the test of time.
Check Shingles for Damage or General Wear & Tear
Shingles should always lie flat on the roof's surface. This indicates a healthy roof which is in good shape, most of the time. However, if you notice your shingles are buckling, folding, or falling off; your roof more than likely needs some type of repair or replacement.
Ensure Your Flashing is Secure, Safe, & Sound
The flashing which is placed around vents, chimneys, and safety seals can be a good indicator of how old the roof actually is. If the flashing is made of roof cement or tar, you’ll want to upgrade to metal flashing to help ensure the security and soundness of your roof.
Look Out for Rot & Saggy Roof Line
A rotting roof needs to be replaced ASAP. Call us at: 210-366-0781 and we’ll have one of our team members sent out to your home for an in-person inspection to address any and all issues your roof may be experiencing.
Check for Moss, Mold, & Fungi
If you see noticeable signs of moss, mold, or fungi on your roof you may be encountering trapped moisture pockets which could affect the stability and structure of your roof. It’s best to have one of our team members inspect this area to see the extent of the damage involved.
Repair or Replace Your Roof? We'll Help!
Whether you need a small roof repair or a full replacement, we’re the team for you! Our excellent testimonials, our quality of work, and our work ethic have all made us the success we are to this day. Feel free to contact us at: 210-366-0781 for a complimentary inspection of your roof. We’ll be sure to have one of our team members out to your residence ASAP. We look forward to hearing from you soon!