At some point, all homeowners should check their roofs for problems and call professionals if needed. Most people, in fact, end up having their roofs replaced at least once while they live in any given house. Knowing what to look for you when you inspect your roof, though, can be challenging, especially if you have no background in home repair. This guide will help you through the process and teach you when you should hire an expert.
What should I be looking for?
First thing’s first: it’s not a good idea to climb around on your roof. You can look for problems from below, but if you think someone needs to check the roof out up-close, call a professional contractor to handle the task. You could get extremely hurt by taking even one misstep. That said, there are several issues you can spot from the ground.
If you notice any missing shingles, it’s a sure sign that it’s time to have your roof repaired (and, in all likelihood, replaced). You should also look for shingles that have buckled or warped. Either of these issues can indicate that your current roof is past its prime and ought to be removed in the near future.
Many homeowners don’t realize that there are also red flags they can look for inside. Peeling paint or wallpaper can warn of roof problems. Typically, this happens when water seeps through the roof and begins to settle in the walls. If this is happening in your house, you absolutely need to have your roof replaced before a mold problem develops.
Who should I call?
We have years of experience replacing all sorts of roofs. Whether you have traditional shingles, metal, or another material on your roof, we can repair or replace it for you at an affordable price. If you’re ready to get started, give us a call today to set-up a consultation.