It is almost that time of year again. Soon the days will become longer, the temperature outside will rise, and people will pull out their mops and vacuums to begin spring cleaning. Reroofing your home may not be the first thing on your mind, but you should consider it. Winter damage will be more noticeable now, and if reroofing is necessary, the spring and summer months provide ideal weather for having your roof redone.
Inspecting your Roof for Damages:
You can do a cursory inspection of your roof by looking for noticeable leaking and water stains on your ceiling, missing shingles or missing wood shakes, rotting, and buckled shingles or split wood shakes. However, it is suggested that you hire a roofing contractor to conduct a thorough inspection of your roof. He or she will be able to look for signs of leaking, poor drainage, and clogged gutters and downspouts. Any one of these conditions can lead to significant water damage inside your home.
Having a durable roof in the best condition is also essential in protecting your home against hurricanes, tornados, heavy snowstorms, and hail. Be proactive and evaluate the condition of your roof on a quarterly basis. Inspect your roof for shingle damage (and/ or roof damage in general), loose shingles, debris and rust. Also, remember that weather-related wind and water damage, as well as fires, are possible. To help minimize damage to your home, make sure that your roof is in the best possible condition. Your roof is your home’s (and your family’s) primary level of protection during natural disasters. If you are unsure about how to thoroughly conduct a roof check-up, consult a qualified roofing professional.
How a Roof Protects your Home:
– protects against hurricanes
– protects against tornadoes
– protects against heavy snowstorms
– protects against hail
– prevents water damage
– prevents fire damage
Reroofing to Raise the Value of your Home:
Reroofing is not only necessary to maintain a sturdy, well-kept home–it also raises the value of your home. If your roof is more than 20 years old and you are thinking of putting your home on the market soon, you may want to consider reroofing your home. It will make your house look better and raise the value of your home. Also, ff your roof is in poor condition, buyers may request a new roof or a significant reduction in the selling price.
Additional Benefits of Reroofing:
– it will increase your property’s value
– it will reduce or prevent repairs and maintenance costs
– it prevents minor roofing issues from developing into big roof problems
– your roof will look better
– you will prevent water leaks
– it will keep your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer (saving energy bills)
If you haven’t had your roof replaced within the last 20 years, or if you suspect that your roof is in need of repair, contact a qualified roofer in your area. Make sure your roofer is licensed, insured, and has had many years of experience. A professional roofer will be able to show you examples of roofs he has worked on in your area and have a list of references.
– By Phone: Call 678-565-7663
– Online: Submit a request for a free roof estimate