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Are You Experiencing Roofing Problems

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Roofers World

August 7, 2020

If you’re a homeowner, taking good care of the roof on your head is something that will need your regular attention so that it doesn't cost you later on. The problem with roof damage is that it can also cause other problems including:

⦁ Attic and ceiling damage

⦁ Interior mold and mildew issues (can cause health problems)

⦁ Fire hazard from water damage to electrical wires

⦁ Slip and falls from wet floors

⦁ Wasted energy and higher utility bills

⦁ Compromised structural integrity

If you find out that your roof is leaking during a storm or bad weather, wait until things settle down before attempting identify the source of the problem.

When it is safe, conduct a visual inspection of your roof from the ground or a ladder. Make sure that you use inspect the ladder before use, wear sturdy footwear and follow proper safety guidelines for using a ladder. Use a Ladder Mount™ to protect gutters from damage and help prevent your ladder from slipping.

Things to look for:

⦁ Cracked caulk or rust spots on flashing

⦁ Buckling, curling, or blistering shingles

⦁ Missing shingles

⦁ Signs of moss and lichen

⦁ Check gutters for

It might be tempting to climb on the roof to get a better look, but this should only be done by someone who is professionally trained and has the right safety equipment. When in doubt, call a professional.

When you suspect or identity damage, call a professional roofer to have a professional roofer to inspect the roof and provide an estimate. Generally, it is advised that you obtain at least three estimates. When hiring a roofing company, find out their industry associations. Good contractors will want to keep up with the latest news, technology, and techniques, and that means they will be a part of groups which discuss these topics. If they are not keeping up to date, it may be wise to look elsewhere.

Price isn’t everything when reviewing estimates, it is also important evaluate comparable materials required for the job. Never cut corners when it comes to choosing roofing materials. Though some materials are cheaper, they may cost you more in the long run, since they will become worn out more quickly.

The age of your roof often determines if it's time to have it replaced. Many roofs last around twenty years prior to needing replacement.

Avoid using remedies that are short-term. It may seem like a money saver, but it may end up causing more damage, and that may cost you more. It's easier to avoid future problems by performing thorough repairs as soon as possible. When it comes to roof damage, you definitely want to listen to the wisdom of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

Neglecting your roof can cause lots of problems down the line. Use your knowledge to set your house up to be safe and strong. Keeping yours well-maintained can save you tons of money and headaches in the long run.

Pro Tip: Cut your grass just before a contractor arrives to take off your roof. It's not uncommon for nails and other debris to land in the grass during construction. Shorter grass allows you to locate any stray nails. Some contractors use a magnetic device to find stray nails. These devices are most effective when used on shorter grass.

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