If you’re worried you might need a new roof for your Austin home, don’t be. The roofing experts at HD Roofing and Repairs will take care of your worry and provide you with a free inspection, so you’ll know for sure. There are a few telling signs that can be attributed to needing a new roof. And while we do provide roof repair for smaller situations like shingle roof repair, if your roof is showing signs that are usually related to aging, then it can often be smarter to go the route of a full roof replacement rather than having to pay for multiple roofing repairs that just keep popping up.
A Few Things to Look out For:
In your gutters, you may find tiny bits of debris that match the color and texture of your shingles. That’s because that’s exactly what it is! Called granules, these shingle particles begin to fall off your shingles at an increased rate as they reach the end of their life expectancy. Depending on the quality of material and time period it was installed, a shingle roof can usually perform its roofing duties without issues aside from maintenance, for 20 to 25 years. After this, the roof really should be replaced.
Daylight in Your Attic
When up on your roof, take into account how it feels when walking across your roof. If your roof feels spongy or almost bouncy, this means the decking that hides underneath has lost its conformity due to moisture. If you look up in your attic during the day and see sunlight coming through the boards, this can mean that your roof boards have begun to sag greatly and should be looked at right away by a roofing professional. If light can get through, water can get through. This can create thousands more in damage before it even becomes noticeable. Don’t wait until your roof leaks to call a roofing contractor. Like many situations when dealing with owning a home, regular maintenance and prevention is always the most cost-effective strategy.
After a storm, wind damage and hail damage can cause shingles to break, or even blow away. Even just a couple missing shingles can prove a costly issue if left untreated. When water finds its way in your roof, it can compromise everything from drywall to the very structure of your home. The roofing experts at HD Roofing and Repairs have repaired and replaced thousands of shingles and we will gladly take care of your Austin roof too. When inspecting your roof, pay special attention to the valleys of your roof if you have them. Missing or damaged shingles in this area can quickly create further issues, since gravity causes the majority of the water your roof sees to flow through these valleys to the gutters at the edges.
While there are many options to consider when deciding upon a new roof, it should not be missed that one of the lesser known positives about buying a new roof, is the energy savings you’ll see from the newer technology and techniques employed by roofing contractors. And when your roof is installed by a professional like HD Roofing and Repairs, you can ensure a problem free roof for many years!
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