McAllen Tx Roofer, Rhino Tuff Roofing, Asks: Is It Time for A New Roof?
Your home’s roof protects you & your family from the elements, allows for a comfortable, dry environment year round, & may add dramatic visual appeal.
Many people, however, aren’t sure how long theirs should last & are often surprised when it appears to suddenly fail, leading them to contact roofers for an emergency job. If you wait until it’s an emergency situation, then you’ve waited too long.Having your roof periodically inspected, with minor repairs taken care of, reduces the chances significantly of there being an emergency.
The following are a few tips to keep in mind next time you inspect your roof. If any one of these appears, then it’s time to call in the professionals, like the staff at Rhino Tuff Roofing.
Exterior Inspection Tips
- The shingles are the most visible component of your roof. Keep an eye out for broken or misplaced ones. Missing shingles can easily be reinstalled by roofing contractors when you find there are only a few gone. However, if your property is missing a large area of shingles, you should consider replacing the entire portion of the roof since it can be a sign of an underlying installation problem. Properly installed shingles shouldn’t strip off except under extreme situations such as high force winds.
- Curled shingles might be attributed to excess moisture. On the other hand, some will curl at the edges from excessive heat, particularly in dry, hot areas of the country.
- Blistering indicates poor ventilation below the roof deck. This can often be the result of a homeowner having new insulation installed in the rafters. While added insulation is a good idea, you must be sure it’s properly installed to allow some breathing room for the decking.
- Damaged Flashing
- This is the material, usually metal, that surrounds any protrusions coming from the roof, such as chimneys or skylights. The flashing should be smooth & securely fastened. If they are twisted, bent or pulled loose, water could be leaking inside the attic.
Don’t just check the outside of your home if you’re concerned about problems. A quick check inside your attic or in the rafters (particularly around openings such as vents & chimneys) might be revealing.
If you notice any of these problems (or if you prefer for us to come out and do an inspection for you), then contact Rhino Tuff Roofing today to have us take a look at your roof…before you have to make that emergency call.
McAllen Tx Roofer Company President of Rhino Tuff Roofing, Bret Hannah, is a licensed contractor that has been in the business since 1995. Rhino Tuff Roofing is an approved contractor for all insurance companies.