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How often do you stop and think about the roof of your house?
It’s one of those things that we take for granted because it is generally out of sight, out of mind. They are the first line of defense, protecting your home from weather damage by acting as the shield that sheds water and protects against snow, and ice. As such they are constantly subjected to potential wear and tear that can erode the service life of your roof. While most shingle roofs can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years, incremental damage can reduce the lifespan and necessitate an early roof replacement. However, a little regular attention can keep them at peak performance. That’s why it is important to keep an eye out for early warning signs with a thorough visual inspection at least once a year.
Most homeowners are not comfortable climbing a ladder and getting on the roof, and that’s OK. While a professional roofer will certainly take this approach, a homeowner can do a thorough inspection from the ground with a pair of binoculars. Whatever method you choose, always use caution. Ladders can come into contact with power lines causing serious injury or death, and falls can be just as dangerous.
Once you are ready to inspect your roof, you will need to know what to look for. Damage can occur from wind, hail, water and falling objects like tree limbs so there are a variety of ways damage can present itself. The following list provides some of the clear signs that your roof may need attention.
A final area that often causes confusion when homeowners inspect their roofs are black stains on the roof. While this can look unsightly, it is not a sign of damage. The stains are caused by algae growing on the shingles. While it will not affect the ability of the roof system to protect your house, the aesthetic impact can make it difficult to sell. There are ways to deal with it on existing roofs, but if your roof is near the end of its service life, it may be wise to replace the roof with modern algae-resistant shingles. If your roof passes these inspection points, then you are probably in pretty good shape, but if one or more of these trouble spots appear it may be time to contact us for a free roof inspection.
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