Having a new roof installed on your home is no small project; it takes time, sound finances and research to get the job done right. To determine if its time to replace your roof here are some quick self-check steps that you can complete before the professionals come in:
Step One: Determine The Age
Roof systems can have a lifespan of about for 20 to 50 years depending on the material. If your home’s roof is pushing this limit it may be time to investigate its health, especially if you live in an area prone to strong weather conditions.
Step One: Look Up
Head up into the attic or to the highest part of the interior ceiling if you don’t have an attic. Look up and search for signs of water damage or trails, sagging, mold growth and light penetration. These are telltale signs that water and weather elements are wearing away at your roof.
Step Two: Inspect The Outside
Whether you find visible interior damage or not, it is still important to safely inspect the outside of the roof as well. Shingles that are buckling, curling or blistering are signs that they’re near the end of their life expectancy. Other obvious signs to look for include balding or broken shingles, loose material around chimneys and pipes and “shingle granules” in the gutter. These granules protect the roof from UV rays and, if found in the gutters, are a clear sign of the weathering of your roof.
Step Three: Call The Experts
Whether you just need minor maintenance or replacement of the entire roof, we’re here to help. As specialists in asphalt roofing, we can asses the health of your roof and determine what types of repairs or replacements need to be completed by our team of professionals. Roof replacement and repair is no DIY project, it is a dangerous job that requires the skill of professionals. So if you think your roof is past its prime don’t hesitate to call in the Olivieri Roofing professionals. Our team is available to help with any repairs, replacements and maintenance work needed on your roofing system to help keep it in check. Call or click here for a quote!