Welcome to the wonderful world of home ownership. This is what it is all about. This is what life itself is all about. A beautiful home in a beautiful area. You're right were you want to be and you have your dream house. However, your castle has a few shingles missing. This is no biggie, right? Wrong!
Missing shingles are an indicator. If there are no missing shingles, fine. If so, it's time to contact those dudes you see on roofs when you're driving home from work so they can slap a new roof on your house. You are going home from work. They are still working. You now know that when your roof needs replacing, the speedy, hard working roofers you saw just the other day, are going to make short work of it. It's quite clear they know what they are doing, and are very good at doing it.
How Do You Know If You Need a New Roof?
Well, there are several visible indicators:
- Missing shingles
- Damaged shingles
- Indentation or misshapen areas
- Even weed growth on roof
There may also be indicators in the attic of your home such as water stains on the roof substrate or visible mold growth. There may be actual wood rot which can be due to sub-standard building materials. Wood rod doesn't necessarily need moisture in order to perpetuate. It's the nature of some building materials, and a simple, periodic inspection in your attic will reveal this, and any other problems.
Any or all of these issues are not to be ignored. A compromised roof is a serious issue that can, if left unattended, result in a cascade effect of critical, structural damage. Your roof it the first line of defense against the elements, and the biggest protector of you and your entire family. Roofs take priority in home repair because they protect everything under them.
The cost of a roof replacement is always offset by the very nature of it's importance. The nature of the professional roofing company is tremendous competitiveness. They know that you know that you can hire anyone. But they have credentials. They have "Roof Cred." You might think it's too expensive. Quality of work and materials counts, and counts big. Financing will seal the deal.