4 Questions to Ask to Determine When to Get a New Roof

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Homeowners should always check the roof of their house after a storm. You do not want to wait until you have a leak. A storm does not have to produce hail or rain torrents to cause damage. Strong winds alone can cause you to repair or replace your roof.

However, you do not want to wait until you have a leak before finding out there is a problem. If you choose to wait, then a minor repair can turn into a serious repair. Roof repairs are expensive. Here are some warning signs that you may need a new roof.

Are Your Shingles Buckling & Curling?

If your shingles are buckling and curling, then this is a sign that you could need a roof replacement. This behavior occurs when the shingle curls up at the end or curves in from a gust of wind. You should look where direct sunlight hits the slope of your roof. If you see missing granules or curling shingles, then it may be time to replace your roofing.  

Do You Have Missing Shingles in Your Roof Valleys?

A roof valley is the v-shaped metal channels that runs up and down the folds of your roofing. This area is where rain and snow flows through to your gutters. If your roof valley becomes damaged, then it can cause your roof to leak. It is not a good thing when you have missing shingles in your roof valleys.

Do You See Light Coming Through Your Roof Boards?

If you think something is wrong with your roof, then you should check out your attic. Light should not be coming through the roof boards. It is also a good idea to check if the insulation is moist. Next, you want to walk outside and get on top of the roof. If your roof feels bouncy when walking across, then the underlying decking probably has water damage.

Is Your Chimney Flashing?

Chimney flashing is when you see flashes of the sheet metal used to install it. Sheet metal connects the chimney to the roof. This connection is usually watertight. If your chimney is flashing, then this means water can get in.

It helps to call out a professional to examine your house. You can fall trying to inspect your roof. Roof repairs are something that requires immediate attention. If you allow the repair to linger, then it can cause extensive damage to your home. You also must know when to cut your losses and when to install new roofing.

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An Amazing Transformation

When I married my husband 10 years ago, I agreed to move into the ranch home he already owned. Initially, we planned to live in this house for five years and then after a few years of marriage we wanted to buy our dream home. After our wedding, many things in our lives changed. We both got different jobs. And we decided to transform the house my husband owned when we married into our forever home. To accomplish this task, we have begun a major renovation project. The first job on our list was a new roof. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of roofs to install on a brick home.