When it comes to your roof, you may have a lot of questions. It’s important to be informed on your roof, especially when you have a project in mind. This will help you when you speak with your roofing contractors and understand costs. To help, Weller Roofing has compiled a few of the most common questions we hear, giving you the answers you need.
Top 4 Roofing Questions
Question #1: What Signs Should I Look For When Determining If My Shingles Need Replacement?
Always keep track of the age of your roof. Shingles can be from fifteen to eighteen years, so as it gets closer to this time, you may want to consider a new roof. That in mind, look for signs of wear such as balding, loose granules in the gutters, missing tiles, and even mold. Have a roofer inspect your roof as shingle repair may be all you need.
Question #2: What Exactly Is “Flashing”?
Flashing is material installed on your roof to direct the flow of water away from joints and crevices. These materials help prevent water damage that can lead to mold, mildew, and even wood rot. That is why when you have missing flashing, it is important to have it repaired or installed.
Question #3: If Metal Roofing Is Easy To Install, Can’t Anyone Just Do It By Themselves?
While metal roofing is considered one of the easiest to install, it is important to have a professional roofer do so. Improper installation can lead to loose installation, allowing water to seep through. This means leaks, water damage, and more problems.
Question #4: Are Roofing Inspections Really Needed Annually?
Yes, yes, yes! We cannot stress this enough. Forgoing roofing inspections can seem like a great way to avoid “unnecessary” costs, but in the long run, you may have to pay more. Roofers inspect thoroughly to find areas that need fortification or repair on your roof. This prevents severe damage and prepares your roof for the next year. When you avoid inspections, it can leave your roof open to debris, hail, snow, and water damage.
Have more roof questions? Weller Roofing is always happy to answer! Call (513) 896-1600 today for your residential roof repair or to speak with an expert roofer about your roofing queries.