Your Roof Your Life
If you have ever heard the saying “keep a roof over your head”, then you know how important a roof is to a home. The room protects you from the natural elements. Freezing snow and hail, pelting rain, and searing sun, your roof protects you, your livelihood, and your business from all of these harsh conditions. A strong roof makes for a worry and stress-free life, but as roofs age, they’re more likely to fail to cause thousands in repairs and a dangerous environment.
Age and Your Roof
The older your roof gets, the more likely it is to allow in the weather conditions it’s supposed to keep out. Shingles bend, break, and tear off as the sealant that holds them in place deteriorates. This is bad news for your home or your business. A single shingle broke or out of place can spell disaster.
How Weather Affects Your Roof
Rain and snow can seep into the roof and into the interior of the building. Water will then collect either on the floor or walls causing your wooden support beams to rot. In the worst case scenario, these structures weaken to the point where they can no longer hold up the building, causing catastrophic collapse.
The Importance of Maintenance
All of this can be avoided, however, by keeping a well-maintained roof. This is especially important in Munford, Tennessee. Here, seasons really make themselves known. Below-freezing temperatures and snowfall damage a roof during the winter. During the spring heavy rain and powerful winds don’t give your roof any respite. Finally, in the summer the scorching sun can warp shingles and make them weaker over time. Roof maintenance is extremely important in Munford.
In order to make sure that your roof continues to serve you for years to come you need to make absolutely sure that your roof is regularly inspected and repaired. A roof that isn’t properly maintained lasts only half as long as one that isn’t. That means more money spent replacing a roof sooner rather than later. This also means there’s less time to save to replace a roof.
Many houses come with a warranty that covers roof repair and replacement above a certain amount. However, many of these warranties become void if it’s shown that the roof wasn’t properly cared for. There have been hundreds of homeowners that though their roof damage was covered only to be rudely surprised by insurance companies forcing them to pay for all of the bills. It’s not a pretty sight, and any good roofing company wouldn’t want to see it happen to one of their customers.
That’s why we at Beneficial Roofing are happy to serve the Munford community by providing regular roof inspections for both residential and commercial buildings. Our service is quick and friendly, and we can check your roof regularly to make sure it doesn’t need any major repairs. If your roof is only slightly damaged, we can repair it at minimal cost to make sure it doesn’t get any worse.
Just like many things, there’s a right and wrong way to do something. And we do it right.
To make sure your roof is in top condition it’s important to inspect your roof twice a year at least. These inspections should be done before and after the harshest season in your area. Because Munford has such dynamic weather throughout the year, it’s best to inspect your roof after a particularly strong windstorm, rainstorm, or snow storm. Also, remember that in many places snow can pile onto a roof. This can overload the roof with so much weight that it could collapse either in one or two areas or completely.
What do Roof Inspectors Look For
A roof inspection will bring you peace of mind, and a good roof inspection will look at the overall appearance of the roof both outside and in. A good roof inspector will also be on the lookout for cracks and leaks in the ceiling, the condition of gutters, drains, chimneys, and vents, warped and missing shingles, the rise and run of the roof, and damaged or missing flashing. A roof inspection will also include looking inside the attic for signs of damage on the underside of the roof.
Common Signs You Need A New Roof
To help make sure that your roof is safe, here are some things to look out for to see if you might need a new roof. If you ever recognize your roof as having one of these signs, then call us immediately for a proper inspection. When dealing with a roof that needs replacing, time is of the essence.
The typical roof asphalt shingle roof will last about 20 to 25 years. Also, sometimes new roofs are built on top of an old one. If there are many layers to your roof, this can negatively affect your roof’s service life. If your roof is older than 20 years old, it may be time to get a new one.
If your shingles are curled, buckling, or missing that can be a sign that you need a new roof. Missing shingles can let in water and cause damage to wood structures like beams and subfloors. Also, if you see shingle granules in the gutters then that’s a very common sign that your roof is reaching the end of its service life.
This last one may seem obvious, but it’s important nonetheless. If you can see daylight through your roof boards then it’s definitely time to consider getting a new roof. Also, if while on the roof you notice a spongy feel or a bounciness to your roof, then that means the underlying decking has been weakened by moisture, another sure sign that its time to replace your roof.
By keeping these signs in mind when looking at your roof, you’ll be more prepared to know when your roof will need to be replaced.Choose us!
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Having your roof regularly inspected or replaced by Beneficial Roofing can give you the peace of mind only a trusted roofing company can provide. If you own a house or business in the Munford area and you haven’t had your roof inspected in a while, then give us a call today and we promise that we will give you the best available services in the market today.