Signs It’s Time to Invest in a New Roof

 

JFK once metaphorically stated “The time to inspect your roof is when the sun is shining”. He could not have been more correct. I learned this the hard way, though… I wish I had either heard this proverb earlier or just had the common sense to schedule annual roof checkups from roofers Charlotte NC. It would have saved me a lot of hassle.

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No time like now to contact roofers in Charlotte

Your roof is your front line of defense against the elements all year long. It takes a severe beating from rain, sun, wind and snow; hence it is crucial to replace worn out, broken or missing tiles and shingles immediately. Luckily, fall is the best time of the year to inspect your roof. This way, you have ample time before the snow, sleet, and hail. The last thing you’d want is to be exposed to the harsh cold should your roof need structural repairs during peak winter. So, taking a good look at your roof is best recommended during late summer or early fall. If there are missing shingles or water damage, good a Charlotte roofing company can quickly spot fix these issues and prevent larger problems. In fact; annual inspections can save you tons of money.

I am a single woman, so it is not possible for me to climb up on my roof and inspect it myself. As a result, my roof had been subjected to a lot of damage and deterioration thanks to the elements. I naturally had to enlist the help of a roofing company and the replacement and repairs took weeks. These burdensome issues could have easily been avoided had I been more aware of the following telltale signs of roof damage:

  • A couple of winters ago, ice dams formed on my roof. This caused some damage to the foundation of my home and its walls. (Ice dams get formed when icy rain water blocks the gutters leaving no room for the melting snow water to go.) I wish I had had the wisdom to getting my gutters cleaned. Summer and fall leaves and other debris had choked and clogged my drains up. A good Charlotte roofing company could have easily nipped this problem in the bud.
  • Sometimes, shingles tend to curl or buckle. This is another surefire sign of roof damage. If you’re ever in this situation, get these problematic shingles replaced quickly. Do not procrastinate.
  • Look for leaks inside the home as well. If you find that your newly painted walls are bubbling, warped or appearing swollen, then water seepage is most likely coming from your roof. Do investigate every damp spot there is and have it fixed immediately. Small leaks quickly grow into larger ones, so make sure you do not ignore them.
  • Also do not ignore the age of your roof the way I did. If your house is older than 15 to 20 years, it is time to have your roof inspected. Depending on the roofing materials used, it may be that they are at the end of their lifespan.

Last but not the least, do not consider roof inspection and roofing repairs as unnecessary expenses, but as essential investments. Not only will a shiny, brand new roof add to your home’s curb appeal and value, it will also give you peace of mind.