How To Tell If You Need A Roof Replacement
It’s been said that many inanimate things in life communicate with each other or their surrounding environment like trees, lawns, maybe even manufactured products like a freshly painted house or even a roof. We’re not suggesting your roof is sending you coded messages about its condition but roofs do display signs and maybe your home’s roof is sending signals long before it fails in some way or another.
At Sunrise Roofing we always suggest to our customers to pay close attention to what their roof is communicating by the visual existence of fading, wear or showing signs of fatigue. You don’t have to wait for your roof to start leaking water just a rain storm starts to develop to hear it crying for help. Or hear strange noises coming from your roof as a high wind event passes by. So, what if anything is your roof telling you? In North Florida, especially living in such close proximity to the beach, a home’s roof could be sending out small signals long before it is time to replace it. 40-year shingles become 18-year repair events. Metal roofs constructed on the beach exhibit corrosion due to the high salt water content of the air. And ceramic tile roofs, if not properly maintained, start growing gardens of their own
As a concerned and responsible homeowner, understanding the signs and condition of a roof, long before degradation sets in, could save you thousands of dollars. So, when does a roof need to be replaced? When is it prudent as a homeowner to have your roof inspected to determine its condition and what remediation should take place if any?
We at Sunrise Roofing know your roof is not sending out coded messages, but we also understand that being able to walk on and thoroughly inspect a roof for signs its in need of replacement or repair is not something most homeowners can determine on their own. Call a professionally licensed and experienced roofing contractor if you are not sure about the current condition of your roof. A once-a-year check-up is all we believe your roof is in need of, just like going to the doctor before something worse can develop.
Things to Look Out For
So, what does a competent roofer look for when visiting your home to make an inspection and discuss your roofing options? What signals is your roof sending out to say it should be inspected and may need to be replaced? Let’s start with these early signs, that can be easily seen from a safe ground level by any concerned homeowner.
Does your roof show signs of any of these maladies or symptoms?
- Cracked, Curled, Missing or Raised Asphalt Shingles?
- Lighten Bald Spots-Shingle Granules Washed Away?
- Missing, Damaged or Loose Flashing Around Vents, Chimneys, Soffit and Facia?
- Loose, Rattling, Raised Metal Joints on Metal Roofs?
- Broken, Missing or Shifted Ceramic or Clay Tiles?
- Vegetation Growth-High Concentration of Debris?
- Visual Storm Damage?
- Signs of Water Leakage Within your Home-Soft Spots on the Roofing Surface?
- Mold, Brown Stains, Mildew in Attic or Interior?
Is It Time to Call the Professionals at Sunrise Roofing?
Questions to ask yourself should begin with the current age and condition of the roof. Have you had to have any roof repairs completed in the last few years due to any water leaks, storm damage, excessive wear or other conditions that have developed? Roof age is certainly a concern for shingle roofs which can last anywhere between 15 to 30 years depending on the type of materials used, the quality of the installation and the ongoing general maintenance conducted. Metal and Tile Roofs are manufactured to last much longer but are still susceptible to damage, deterioration and issues that can arise from poor installation and lack of maintenance. Other concerns or issues might involve insurance company underwriting, deciding to sell your home or trying to increase the home’s value or improve its appearance.
At Sunrise Roofing Company we are highly skilled and experienced experts in determining the condition of any type of roof for residential or commercial property. We are also experts in all types of roof repairs and new installation of any type of roofing material, tile, shingle and even metal roofs. With over 25 years’ experience as a general contractor and roofing contractor and we know there is more at stake than just our reputation because customer’s spending their hard-earned money deserve the very best in performance, materials, installation and value. We understand that installing a new roof is the single largest investment most homeowners will make to their home. We pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive and honest assessment of any roof, with written estimates and a customer service guarantee second to none. Give us a call at 904-323-1929 for a free, no-obligation roof inspection and evaluation. Sunrise Roofing, offering quality service before and after the job is completed.