Has your home suffered roof damage in a recent storm? Are you in the process of deciding how to get those damages repaired? Repairing roof damage is costly, but it is not something you should delay or, in most cases, do yourself. Quality roof repair is important to the structural integrity of your home and helps protect the value of your property.
Whether you are the owner of a single family home, or an investor who owns multiple rental properties, maintaining a roof is one of the most important tasks that you have. A damaged or leaky roof can lead to water damage inside a home, as well mold and mildew problems inside the home or the attic.
While most experts estimate that a typical roof will last between 20 and 25 years, extreme weather conditions like hail and high winds can cause damage that requires immediate repair or replacement. Contracting with a certified roof company for any repairs or replacements needed offers a homeowner the best protection and investment in your home. Many roofs are slanted at a variety of angles and have multiple flashing points where two or three roof surfaces meet. These flashing points, if not properly sealed and shingled, can lead to leaks and other problems. Only a certified roof contractor can guarantee roof damage repairs.
Advances in roof technology have made it so that installation of new roofing materials require less maintenance and repair. Custom home builders often offer a couple of different levels of roofing options and most experts believe that you should cover your roof with the highest quality materials you can afford. In the event that you need to replace a roof because of damage or age, purchasing the highest quality materials is still a wise decision. In fact, a new roof can provide up to a 75% return on investment.
Warning signs of a failing roof include the following, and are all reasons why you need to inspect your roof:
- You notice cracked caulk on flashing.
- You notice rust spots on flashing.
- You notice shingles that are buckling, curling or blistering.
- You notice worn areas around pipes, skylight and chimneys.
Your home is a major investment. For many., it is the largest investment that you have. The gutters, wood and aluminum siding, soffits and roof are all major parts of this investment. Just as you would never leave the healthcare of your family to someone who was not qualified, you should not leave the repair and replacement of your roof to anyone who is not a certified roof specialist.