Roof Maintenance Factors to Consider
There are many factors to consider when it comes to needing a new roof, here are a few questions you should ask yourself:
- have you spotted any leaks?
- how old is your existing roof and what kind of roof do you have?
- how healthy are your shingles?
- how sturdy are your roof boards?
- is your roof valley holding up?
It might seem intimidating now but when you take the time to consider these factors when it comes to roof maintenance. A2 Roofing is proud to be a local roofing contractor in Ann Arbor and has a talented, professionally trained team ready to tackle any roof needs. They offer free estimates and always offer a money-back guarantee because they care for every house as if it was their own. Let's take an in-depth look at what you need to look for in each question.
Have you spotted any leaks?
This one is straight forward, all seasons bring their own challenges but using harsh winters or long periods of rain will start showing you the flaws in your roof. If you notice any leaks inside your home you should contact a roofing expert to get an inspection and free estimate.
How old is your existing roof?
Now is the time to educate yourself in the different type of roofs out there and what type you have, the most common is shingles but you can find shake, tile, tar and gravel an the list goes on. It is common for most shingled roofs to last 20-25 years but this number can easily fluctuate based on weather conditions especially harsh winters and long hot summers.
How healthy are your shingles?
Roofing shingles are meant to be flat and secure; if you notice any curling, buckling, damaged or missing shingles it is important to get them fixed and/or replaced. The best way to know if your shingles can be repaired is having certified roofing contractors visit and provide a free inspection and estimate, just like A2 Roofing does.
How sturdy are your roof boards?
If you can safely access your roof, cautiously take a walk along the roof if you notice any spongy spots or soft bounce when walking your roof may have been compromised from moisture over the years. You can double check these spots by going into your attic and looking for any sunlight shining through the roof boards. If you can't safely access your roof take advantage for a free inspection from a professional roofer who has the right equipment to safely get the job done.
Is your roof valley holding up?
The roof valley is the V shape that runs up and down the sides of your roof. If shingles are missing or tearing along the roof valley it is time to replace your existing roof.
If you ever have a doubt about the safety of your roof it’s important to trust and find a professional to handle any of your roofing needs, whether you just need repairs or a new roof. Question potential roofing contractors about their experience, licensing or certifications and don't be afraid to ask if they have a warranty on their work.
For more great tips or to schedule your zero obligation estimate contact the professionals at A2 Roofing in Ann Arbor.