Know When Your Roof Needs Replacement
Your roof is the topmost part of your house, and it’s an important one. It protects you from -20 degrees Celsius weather to scorching summer heat, lets you enjoy your surroundings by shielding your world from intense sun rays during daytime (or intense rain if there’s a thunderstorm), and gives you privacy for those intimate moments under the moonlight with someone special. But how does one know when their roofs need to be replaced?
If the answer is yes, don’t worry, because we’ve got your back covered 🙂 Read on about how to know (and act) when your roof needs replacement!
The age factor
Roof work. The rule of thumb here is that if the roof is over 50 years old, it’s time to go for a roof replacement. The older the overall build, the more prone it is to overall problems and further damage to your house.
Why wait til it gets worse?
If you’re thinking that a 50-year-old roof can hold on for a couple of years before going through a replacement process, think again because those shingles won’t last as long as they should have… especially if there’s been some abuse from mother nature. So if you want something done right, do it now! Don’t wait til things get bad as it may cause even more serious roof problems down the road.
Now let’s look at what kind of signs indicate that you need a new one ASAP.
Choosing The Right Roofing Material
Roofs are the most visible part of a building, and often times represent the taste and style of that particular structure. Choosing the right roofing material to construct it can be very difficult. There are dozens of choices on the market to choose from, but there are only some rare materials that you should use under certain circumstances. This article will explain which roofing materials are recommended for each situation, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
The Most Popular Roofing Material Options
Tile/Slate – Tile is one of the most durable types available on the market. They last up to 70-90 years without needing any repairs or replacements because they’re made out of masonry material (ceramic). Slate is actually just another type of tile, but it’s made out of slate. Both are aesthetically pleasing and come in an endless variety of colors to choose from. The downside is that they are pretty expensive, usually running you over 100 dollars per square foot. They can also be difficult to install because of their weight.
Metal – Metal roofs are probably the best value roofing material on the market right now because you get a lot for what you pay for. You can find high-quality steel or aluminum metal roofs for under 150 dollars per square foot, which comes along with a 30-year warranty!
Picking The Right Roofing Expert
When looking for a roofing contractor, don’t rush into choosing one. You might think that you are saving money by picking the first person that comes your way and hiring them in an instant, but it is important to do your research and find someone that will provide quality service and products. If you don’t take the time to find the right roofing company that can do a proper job and won’t leave any mess behind, then you might be spending more than if you had just taken your time when looking for one.
When dealing with local contractors, they may not have much experience because they lack reputation. This means that when they start working on your roof, there’s no telling how long the project will take or if they’ll even be able to complete it in a timely manner. Then, when the roofer is done with your roofing project they may just leave without cleaning up after themselves and you have a big mess to worry about on top of the problems that were already there. It takes time to find a contractor who has a great reputation in town for providing quality products and service in addition to getting things done correctly.