Roof Repair And Roof Maintenance
When property owners spot a watermark on their ceilings they naturally think a new roof may be required. As a roof is a major investment you will want to be sure of its condition, a roof repair is obviously more pocket-friendly than a roof replacement. Obviously, the best way to get a proper diagnosis is to call in one of our professional roofers but, here are a few tell-tell signs you can look out for yourself.
A normal roof will last around 20 – 25 years, if it’s older than that you may want to get the entire structure replaced in order to prevent continuous call-outs as each part of the roof deteriorates. Remember, it’s not just the tiles or shingles, it’s the wooden supports, any waterproofing, chimney flashing and felt as well.
Where two sections of the roof meet there may be a ridge or a valley. These areas of the roof are normally the first to show signs of age or wear and tear and where the leaks normally show up. Look for missing or dropped shingles.
If your chimney flashing is made up of cement or tar it can degrade over time and you may need to get it replaced with a watertight fitting, normally these are made of metal.
Granules In Your Gutters
As shingles get older they lose more of their surface granules which can lead to leaks, check your roof gutter for these granules or look at the roof and try to spot tiles with dark spots as this is a tell-tell sign of wear and tear.
Get In The Attic
If you can see daylight through the roof boards then its a sign of age, the same applies if you feel the roof is “spongy” when you walk on it. If the boards are sagging then the shingles won’t fit as they should and it’s time to call in Shamrock Reroofing for a no-obligation quote.
Roof Maintenance & Inspections
A lot of expensive roof repair costs, as well as collateral property damage, can be avoided with regular roof inspections and maintenance. If you can stop the water getting into your home rather than deal with the aftermath then it’s certainly a lot less hassle and expense to deal with. From once a year for peace-of-mind to every three years is the recommended time between roof inspections, prevention is better than cure after all.
If you have any questions about roof repairs or maintenance, please talk to Shamrock Reroofing. We are always happy to help.