Signs for roofing contractors are popping up in your neighborhood just after a recent storm came through, neighbors are getting the roofs replaced, and you may be wondering if it might be time to consider a new roof.
Do I need a new roof?
Sometimes it’s difficult to accurately assess whether it’s time to consider a new roof. Just because you’ve seen a storm come through, or that roofers are coming to your door, does not necessarily mean your roof is deficient and that it’s time for replacement. Typical shingles have a lifespan of 30 years, and just because you see some granules in your rain gutters does not mean that a new roof is immediately necessary.
What to look for?
The useful life of a roof doesn’t always last 30 years. Extreme weather conditions like wind and hail can make the need for a new roof come along much sooner. Delaying repair on an old or deficient roof may cause bigger issues later if water penetrates the shingle, paper and begins to drip into your attic or home. These issues can be costly, so it’s important to look for warning signs of roofing problems.
What should I do if I think I may need a new roof?
If you think that you may have some of the signs above, and that you may need a new roof, contact your Home Insurance Provider. They may have an expert on staff that they can dispatch to take a look at your roof. More likely however, is that your insurance company may recommend that you get an inspection from a roofing company (or two). Most roofing companies will offer an inspection free-of-charge, where they will get up on your roof, check the shingles up close, check signs for hail damage not only on the roof, but on the gutters and air conditioners as well.
Knowledge is power, and having a process to evaluate your roof will ensure protection of your home for years to come.
Roof Smart Pro provides Commercial and Residential roofs and repair throughout Kentucky and Ohio. If you think you may need a new roof, contact Roof Smart Pro at OH: (937) 951-0355 | KY: (859) 699-6159 and we’ll be happy to provide a free roof inspection.