The services of roofing contractors are often required for odd emergencies in between major projects, such as a roof replacement. With roof life expectancy ranging from 20 to 50 years, according to Angi, pop-up work due to storm damage or other situations is likely to appear. To protect the initial investment in your roof, maintain any access to warranty coverage and ensure the roof lasts for as long as possible, use qualified roofers and, preferably, your original installation firm for repairs.
After major storms, it's a good idea to perform a visual inspection of your roof to determine if any shingles were displaced or completely removed by winds or heavy rains. If so, contact a roofer regarding replacement. Shingles work together to create a shield between the elements and the underlying structure of your roof. Without this, water can gradually cut a path through sheathing and into the home, and the loss of one shingle is a point of access. In addition to reviewing for missing shingles, also look for raised or crooked shingles as this indicates they are no longer in line with their counterparts. Contact a professional roofer as soon as possible to correct the problem.
Interior water staining
When you are in your home and look up and notice a water spot on the ceiling, it's emergency contact day. Reach out to a roofing company immediately when other explanations, such as a leaky water pipe, are rolled out as primary causes. If a leak has developed to the point of intrusion into the home, there is generally a serious issue with the roof or eaves of the home, and correction is needed immediately. After the point of entry for the water is determined and corrected, you can address interior repairs. If your roof was under warranty at the time of the leak, the warranty may cover the roof repairs and any interior damages. Review your contract to determine the limitations.
Exterior roof staining
Roof staining caused by water or an overabundance of moss or algae can damage the structural integrity of the roof over time. Contact a roofer to determine if water is ponding due to a sag in the roof that needs to be corrected or another issue with the shingles or sheathing. For vegetation outbreaks, a roofer can apply a chemical solution to fight the existing build-up and protect against future growth.
Outside of major, unpredictable weather events, standard weather cycles can impact a roof. In cold-weather climates where snow and ice are standard, regular roof inspections by a professional can help detect any dislodged tiles and other issues caused by snow and ice thawing and refreezing throughout the winter months. No matter the climate, a professional roof inspection to examine shingles, assess overall structural integrity and identify potential issues should be conducted at least once per year according to the Texas State Office of Risk Management.
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24 July 2023
When it came time to install a new roof on my home, I had no idea where to start. In fact, I was exploring roofing options that were a really poor fit in my climate. It wasn't until I reached out to a local roofer that I got some lessons on how to choose the right roofing material for my home and the weather exposure it is subjected to. I built this site to share my journey, including the mistakes I made and the things that I learned along the way. If you are considering replacing your home's roof, I hope that the information here can help to guide you through the process.