Happy New Year 2018! At the start of the new year are new beginnings for many people who will take what they learned from the previous year in hopes to making the new year a much better one.
Same thing relates to your home. Are you planning on taking care of your home this year better than the last? Maybe those little jobs that you never got to fix or perhaps a bigger one like addressing your aging roof.
Your biggest asset is your home and your roof is an important part of your home. Your roof gets a lot of abuse over the years. Bad weather such as hail storms, tornados and flying objects hitting your roof-top or even birds can do a lot of damage to your home’s roof.
A roof’s job is to protect you and your home from the outside elements and when the roof is in bad condition, you’re unprotected. A re-roof can be expensive but repeatedly repairing your roof will add up over the years and then it’s time to get serious about a re-roof.
Problems of an Aging Roof
There are many problems that can be caused by an aging roof. Depending on the location of your home, you may find several if not all of these problems with an aging roof.
• Moisture Seepage
• Termite Damage
• Rotted Underlayment
• Mold Growth
• Algae Growth
• Decaying Decking
• Buckling or Curling Shingles
• Missing Shingles
• Broken or Damaged Shingles
• Damaged Flashing
• Roof Leaks
• Too Many Layers
It is always important to get your roof inspected at least twice a year, especially if your roof is over ten years old. Although you may want to climb up on your roof to do the inspection yourself, this is not recommended because of safety and the probability of falling off the roof.
Always hire an experienced roofing contractor that you trust to look at your roof carefully. He will know exactly what to look for and will see if there are any problems with your roof. Then he can give you the best estimate of what you will need to do now or in the future years of your roof.
If you do decide to climb up on top of your roof, be sure to wear rubber soled shoes to avoid damaging any shingles. Be sure to have someone watch as you walk around the roof in case you slip and fall. Again, the wise decision is to hire an expert roofing contractor to inspect your roof because it could save you a trip to the hospital.
Benefits of a Re-Roof
There are many benefits of a re-roof. A new roof adds value to your home and enhances the exterior. Look below at other benefits of enjoying a new re-roof.
• Increases the Value of Your Home
• Protects Against Severe Weather
• Future Low Maintenance Expense
• Reduces the Risk of Roof Leaks
• Opportunity to Upgrade Shingles
Overall, knowing that you have a new re-roof is comforting because you will not have to worry so much about continued roof repairs, roof leaks or damaged shingles. Your roof is just as important as the rest of your house.
Why neglect it? Be sure to have a professional roofing contractor inspect your roof every Spring and Fall.
Northwest Roofing has been serving Tarrant County and surrounding counties for over 25+ years of roofing experience. We have an A+ business rating with the Tarrant County Better Business Bureau. Our customers are our best advertising through their testimonials.
Call Us at 817.439.8065 or 817.614.1630
or use our simple Contact Us form.