If your home is no longer new, you have probably already had to repair or replace various components of the structure. However, if you have never had issues with your roof, you may not know when this important area of your home needs professional attention.
Here are a few indications that it's time to contact a roofer.
Shingles tend to appear darker in color as they absorb moisture. If your shingles look dark or wet and the day has not been rainy, the shingles may no longer be offering your home proper protection from moisture.
Your roof is vulnerable to heat damage. Excessive heat can cause your roof to wear out more rapidly and can lead to you being forced to replace your roof sooner. Fortunately, with the right ventilation, your roof will be less vulnerable to this form of damage.
Effect On Shingles
Excessive heat will cause your shingles to shrink and blister. This will lead to you needing to replace your shingles more often.
Owning your own home can be one of life's greatest joys. It can also be one of the greatest expenses. Remodeling a kitchen will cost a minimum of $10k-$20k. Replacing the plumbing throughout your home is several thousands of dollars to start. With many more expenses, you may be most flabbergasted by the cost of a new roof. Re-roofing services are not cheap, but if you live in a house for a decade or more, it is an inevitable cost related to owning a home.
Your home's roof is the primary line of defense against everything that nature can throw at you. This means that it needs to stay in good working condition in a wide variety of different weather conditions. Beyond the practical benefits of keeping water, moisture, pests and debris out of your home, your roof also plays a massive role in constructing the exterior appearance of your property. Understanding how two of the most common types of roofing materials, asphalt shingles and steel roofing panels, fulfill both of these functions in different ways can help you choose the best roofing material for your needs.
If you have water leaking into your home, you need to get that taken care of as quickly as possible. The collateral damage caused by a roof leak can be very expensive. In fact, actually repairing your roofing material and the deck to make it waterproof is often not that expensive. But, it is the repair of any electrical systems (like lighting) or structural things (like the eaves) inside your house that are expensive to repair.