Most homeowners do not know when it’s time to repair or replace their roofs. In many circumstances, a roof will approach the end of its life and begin to appear weary and clearly degraded, while in other cases, a leak may indicate that it is time for some roofing maintenance to be done. In any case, there are several variables to consider when deciding whether or not to hire a local Santa Rosa roofing contractor to replace your existing roof.
What is the age of your roof?
The age of your roof is the simplest method to determine whether it’s time to replace it. The first thing you should consider is the type of roofing materials you have. When properly maintained, a metal roof, for example, may last up to 50 years or more, but a 3 tab shingle can last up to 20 years.
Roof leaks are another big indicator that you want the services of a skilled Mill Valley roofer. Because we don’t receive much rain in California, leaks can go undiscovered for long periods of time, causing damage to accumulate. It would not be surprising to have a roof leak after the spring we experienced this year if your roof is old or has any previous damage. If your roof is leaking, always have a reputable Santa Rosa roofing contractor repair it to avoid additional costly construction costs.
Damage that is visible
Roof shingles can be damaged and even fly off the roof during a strong weather event. If your roof shingles are broken or missing, your property is more vulnerable to further problems and costly repairs. Examine the metal flashing used to seal any joints to check whether it is broken, rusty, or missing. If this is the case, it is time to contact a certified roofing and gutter contractor! When you decide to repair or replace your roof, or if you simply want a professional to examine it for peace of mind, our staff is here to help. We provide free estimates and look forward to working with you!