When Should You Show Your Roof Some TLC?
All too often, roof system problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. There are certain signs we all know are red flags for a roof that is failing. Signs such cracked / warped / missing / blistered shingles, loose seams, deteriorated flashings, granule loss, cracked paint, peeling wallpaper, and discolored plasterboard are always areas of concern. While regularly scheduled inspections can uncover many of these issues before they have the potential to become costly, life events can often be great indicators that it is time to show your roof some TLC.
When your neighbors are replacing their roof…
While this may seem very superficial, in this case, there is legitimate reasoning behind “Keeping Up with the Joneses.” Quite often, homes in a neighborhood are built around the same time. Thus, the roofs are typically around the same age. More so, roofs in the same neighborhood are likely to experience the same severe weather- hail, high winds etc.- and age at the same rate. In short, if it is time for your neighbor to install a new roof, it quite possibly is time for you to do the same.
That’s just the beginning. While your neighbor is raising the property values of your neighborhood, you’ll raise the value of your home when you install your new roof. Beyond that, if you choose the same contractor, there may be a referral program that both parties can benefit from. For example, if a Roof Commander customer refers us to a neighbor or loved one, our customer will receive a $250 gift card AND the referral will receive a $250 off their roof replacement. If you ask us, it pays to “Keep Up with the Joneses.”
When you’ve decided it’s time to move…
Quite often, when you’re looking to sell your home, you want to increase the ‘curb appeal’ of your property. Frequently, this evokes thoughts of new landscaping, maybe power washing your driveway, or even a fresh coat of paint. However, a new roof system not only freshens the entire look of your home, but it increases the value of your property and makes the home more attractive to potential buyers. After all, it isn’t often that homeowners are looking for a home with a failing roof that’s going to cost them thousands of dollars right after purchasing a new home.
When your roof is old…
The average shingle roof can last a couple of decades – depending on climate and effects of the weather. However, according to the National Association of Home Builders, the typical buyer is expected to stay in a single-family home roughly 12 years. However, if you’ve been in your current home for many years, and have never replaced your roof, the odds are you need a new one. The good news is, you don’t have to play the waiting or wondering game. A professional inspection by a licensed contractor will provide the answers you need. It’s important to be proactive and tackle any existing damage before it gets worse.
When your roof gets severely damaged / after a big storm hits…
Weather events- particularly large, named ones- are typically not kind to your roof. However, even summer rainstorms, that often bring hail, can prove just as detrimental to your roof’s well-being. It is important to, at the very least, have you roof inspected by a professional contractor. This will ensure any damage you may not see from the ground doesn’t cause more problems later on down the road. A professional inspection will let you know if it is time to have your roof replaced.
Okay, it’s time for a new roof. What now?
When life tells you it’s time for a new roof, it’s important to take notice. Don’t wait for conditions to worsen before addressing potential problems. You should contact a professional contractor such as Roof Commander to inspect the condition of your roof. A licensed and insured contractor such as Roof Commander will recommend the right repair or replacement options, while working with you to provide the service(s) that fits your needs.
What if it’s not time for a new roof after all? Life events are convenient reminders to give our roof extra consideration – not a foolproof science. Maybe your roof simply needs a cleaning and a few minor repairs. Roof Commander is a full-service roofing company that is here for you – regardless of your roof’s current needs. Roof Commander is one stop shopping- roofing made simple.
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