As the leading roofing contractor in the area, Thompson Roofing and Construction strongly recommends keeping an eye on your roof to determine whether you need to repair or replace it. It protects you from the weather every day, so it will accumulate wear and tear as it ages.
To decide whether you just need repair or an actual roof replacement, here are things you need to look out for:
- Missing or Loose Flashings: Flashings are strips of metal that protect vulnerable areas of your roof, such as the roof valleys and the areas around skylights and vents. If your flashings are loose, water can enter through the gaps and damage the underlayment. Given enough time, it can damage the underlying structure and cause water spots on your ceiling. In that case, we need to inspect your roof for water damage. If the damage is extensive, then we recommend getting a new roof.
- Granules in Your Gutters: Shingle granules protect your roofing shingles from the effects of bad weather and long-term sun exposure. Without the granules, your shingles can become brittle and would crack at the slightest provocation. This lets water seep into your roof’s underlayment and cause damage. If you find excessive shingle granules in your gutters, then you need to plan for a roof replacement. Shingles tend to age uniformly, so the loss of granules can indicate that your roof is at the end of its life span.
- Damaged or Missing Shingles: Many items can damage your shingles. Strong winds, tree branches and storms can cause your shingles to crack or even knock them off your roof. This exposes the underlayment, giving water a chance to damage your roof. Curling or buckling shingles because of age or weather damage are also bad. If you see any of these signs, call us. We’ll inspect your roof and determine if you need a roof replacement.
You can count on Thompson Roofing and Construction for all of your roof replacement or roof repair needs. We are an award-winning, full-service roofing contractor with many years of experience. We’ve helped thousands of customers keep their roofs in great shape with our premium products and impeccable workmanship. We serve many areas including Huntsville, AL, and the adjacent areas. Call us at (256) 251-5566 to learn more roof replacement signs, or you can also request a free estimate.