That last storm has left your roof in pretty poor shape and you know it’s only going to get worse, so it’s time for you take action. Roofing does get damaged, and while roofing does have a long lifespan, the materials can wear out. If you have an older roof, in the 25 years or older range, it may have problems that you can’t see yet. If you’re experiencing roofing problems, contact an expert-level roofer with knowledge and experience in both roofing installation and repairs.
Maintaining Your Roof
A properly maintained roof will last you a long time, especially if you have a reliable roofing contractor with the knowledge and expertise to inspect your roof and diagnose any problems. Some roofing components do wear out such as flashing and gutters, allowing water to infiltrate into or cause damage to your home. When you let a professional maintain your roof by performing regular roofing inspections and replacing loose or damaged components, you are ensuring that your roof will perform year after year to its expected life span and beyond.
Some Questions for Your Roofer
Roofing installation isn’t complex but if it’s not done right some of the components may not be installed correctly, and what may seem insignificant can turn into a major problem. Be sure your roofer has “been in the business” no less than 10 years. The roofer should be able to provide you with a list of references for the range of claimed experience. Additional questions focus on warranty coverage, licenses, certificates of insurance, and responsibility for damages that occur during the installation.
Additional Products and Services
When your roof starts to fail, other items may have wear issues too. Siding, flashing, and windows can become damaged by hail and gutters can be damaged by hail, wind, and heavy snow. Be sure to ask your roofer to look at the entire exterior of the house for signs of problems other than the roof that would be in the scope of work for a roofer such as John Bean Roofing. You can also follow them on Twitter for more updates.