Your roof is on the top of your home, yet can sometimes be the last thing on your mind when it comes to home maintenance. However, Brown Rooftops can help keep you up to date with all your roof needs and what to look for to prevent further damages or unexpected and unnecessary costs. Here we give you the top 5 questions to answer to identify warning signs to tell you that you need a new roof:
- How old is your roof?
The age of your roof is vital to its ability to shelter you and your family as safely as possible. If you’ve maintained it over its lifespan, you can continue to keep it up while getting the best quote and estimate for a new roof when the time comes. Everything from ventilation to roofing history to proper installations over the usual 20 to 25 year roof lifespan can determine what you’ll need when it comes to your new roof.
- Is there anything from your roof missing?
Ensuring all of your current roofing parts are in place and secured will help you and your contracted roofer determine the best course of action when installing a new roof. Things like missing shingles can deter the integrity of your current rooftop and cause additional damage and, consequently, expenses to your home.
- Are your gutters in good shape?
Your gutter system is an extension of your rooftop, so it’s not hard to believe that one affects the other. If there are any granules or obvious and excessive debris in your gutters, you could be looking at replacements for your roof, your gutter, and more exterior issues.
- If you have a chimney, are the materials used to build it up to date?
Chimneys are a focal point inside your home, but can create addition unwanted issues outside of it. Your chimney has flashing that most likely consists of special tar or cement made for your roof. If it does, you may need to consider materials with more longevity and better results, such as metal flashing with secured water fitting systems.
- Is your attic showing signs of wear and tear?
Most people only go up to their attic few times a year for storage and spring cleaning, but your attic can tell you a great deal about the condition of your roof. When you go up to your attic, do you find there are draftier areas or light coming through cracks in the ceiling? That is a major signal that your roof needs some attention and, more likely, a brand new rooftop.
So, even if you have answered yes to even one of these questions, it is essential to contact your trusted roofing experts to get a thorough inspection, a free quote, and the best roofing installation possible to keep you and your family safe and secure for years to come. If you live in the Georgia and South Carolina areas, contact Brown Rooftops to get the most professional roofing experience possible.
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