Call a Roofer Before You Need a RooferBy Stacy Mellete
There are several signs to look for if you want to find out whether your roof could do with just a few roof repairs or a replacement.
Roof inspection should begin indoors, specifically in your attic. During a sunny day, get inside your attic and look for beams of light coming in. Those beams should tell you that your roof has tiny holes, which can lead to leaks and get bigger through time.
Missing, Deformed or Damaged Shingles
Your shingles have a certain life span, but if you find some of them have been blown off, or some are either cupping or clawing, and still some shingles ripped or cracked, it’s time to talk to a contractor.
Some of the wood components of your roof may rot over time, especially if they are exposed to moisture for extended periods. If you find a small amount of rot, it’s best to assume it’s not going to stay small. This is a reason to call an expert.
After a Storm
Storm damage restoration is not just for roofs that have been torn off by the extreme weather event. Even if you think your roof is unscathed by the storm, it’s best to have a professional inspect it for damage that may not be easy to spot.
Most homeowners wait to see the damage before they even consider calling a contractor to fix or replace their roof. This is not the right way to care for your roofing system. It’s always more advisable to choose a good roofer even before your roof suffers any damage.
Choosing a roofing contractor early gives you a chance to be comfortable with them early. They can perform basic repairs and routine maintenance tasks on your roof, so you can get a feel of what it might be like to have them working on your roof when you do need a replacement. You have a trusted relationship with a professional in case you need, say, an emergency hail damage repair. You’ll be comfortable with them so you won’t fall victim to fly-by-night operators who prey on unsuspecting homeowners after an extreme weather event.
At Affordable Roofing Systems, we aim to help our customers find the right solution to their roofing woes. Call us today at 813-542-8462. We help homeowners in Brandon, Tampa and Largo, FL.