The roof on your home is one of the most important structures because it protects you and your family from the elements. It keeps out the rain, snow, wind, and sun. Your roof can also be a big investment and it is advisable that you have only trained professionals provide advice on repairs or possible replacement. If your roof is older than twelve years, or if your roof is leaking or showing signs of leaking you need to have a roofing contractor inspect it. Your roof has three main components:
- Wood decking
These components as well as roof flashing, roof ridge vents, and vent pipes all need to be carefully inspected by a trained roofing professional. If a repair is needed it is important that you fully understand the overall condition of homes entire roof system. Careful inspection of the shingles for signs of buckling or cracking, water stains on the wood decking can be seen and inspected from the inside of a home’s attic. Your roof inspection should comprehensively detail the current condition of your roof. Patching a badly worn or old roof may not be the best way to go. A leak today may only be the toll tell signs of a bigger, more costly problem to come down the road.
Expert advice and guidance from a seasoned roofing professional will go a long way. Real roofing professionals will be able to provide you with a good explanation of your roofs overall condition. They should also be able to accurately determine how to make a roof repair with a solid explanation of its cause and if you should expect to see further leaking issues down the road.
If a roof replacement is required, a complete breakdown of the work, materials and time it will take to complete the job, as well as warranty information should be presented to you, the homeowner. A licensed roofing contractor is worth his weight in gold and will provide the cover to protect your most important investment — your home.