A high-quality roof does a lot more than just protect your home from weather conditions. It provides a safe haven for you and your family, a way to keep indoor temperatures comfortable, storage for your loved possessions, and to shed water.
When a roofing system can’t provide simple needs, a roof replacement may be desired. How do you know if it’s time to replace your roof?
Do you notice yellow or brown discoloration on the ceiling of your attic or your walls? A small leak can easily be fixed with a quick repair job. However, if it is missed, the damage can be too great, and more complications may occur. A roof replacement may be needed to remedy the situation.
If this problem is noticed and can be repaired readily, more extensive damage can be eliminated. However, there could be underlying issues as to why there are damaged shingles. Has something gotten under the shingles creating complications? Are they curling on the edges? This could be a result of improper insulation or a lack of proper venting. It would be prudent to have an inspection of the area to determine the cause of the damaged shingles.
Granules are small pulverized materials on the surface of asphalt shingles. They provide the shingle with protection against harsh UV rays, offer an aesthetically appealing appearance, and have fire-resistant components. Keep an eye out for extra granules in your gutter system as this may be an indication of needing a new roof.
If you notice moss on your shingled roof, there may be more complications underneath the surface. Moss does a great job of holding in moisture. However, moisture is not something we desire to have on our roof. Moss typically grows on north-facing or tree-shaded areas where it can become damp. If moss has been present for extended periods, it may become too difficult to successfully remove, and a full replacement of a roof may be necessary.
Severe storms can easily cause shingles to fly off. It is wise to inspect your roofing system after each major storm to determine if it held together. Hot temperatures can also cause shingles to come loose. Add in the age of your shingles, and you could end up with bald spots from them falling off. Not only does this look tacky from a distance, but it offers exposure to moisture which creates another complication.
Each roofing material has a lifespan. It would be beneficial to know how old your roof is. Asphalt shingles can last approximately 25 years, while metal roofing is almost double that time frame. Here are some other advantages of each roofing material. (Know more about how long different type of roofs will lasts)
This type of roofing system is the most common and for clear reasons.
- Easy to install
- No worry of rust or corrosion
- Areas of damage are easily replaced
- Variety of colors and styles to choose from
- Traditional look
Homeowners lean toward this roofing type because of the extended life span. Here are some other reasons it is becoming a wise choice.
- Maximum rain shedding
- Energy efficiency
- Environmentally friendly
- Moss and fungus proof
Once you have determined it is time for a roof replacement, the next step is to hire a trustworthy and honest roofing contractor. Look no further than Roofix in Dallas-Fort Worth for top-notch service! We specialize in several styles of residential roofing to offer the best in reliability and variety to DFW residents. We believe in giving back to the community so we donate a portion of our profits to local charities. We love the community we live in as much as you do.
The satisfaction of our customers is our number one priority. “Being of Service” is our motto and we strive to live up to it.
Call today and put your trust in a roof replacement in the hands of honest, dedicated professionals.