There are four areas in which Texas homeowners should be diligent where their roofs are concerned. What are they? Inspections, maintenance, repairs and replacement. Although you may never have considered it to be such before, your home’s roof is one of your most important investments as it’s the one that protects most of the rest of your investments, certainly those that are part of or which reside within the walls of your home.
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is the professional trade organization for full service roofers. They recommend having your roof inspected twice a year. Doing so averts problems before they happen, or in their infancy, long before they become larger problems that create chains of damage that cost much more to fix. A professional Roofer San Antonio has a prescribed inspection procedure that he follows point by point that looks for things such as clogged gutters, loose shingles, mold and mildew, loose fixtures (vents, antennas, flashing around chimneys etc.), shingle overhang, fatigued sealants and more. Every roof should have pine straw, leaves, blown limbs and other debris swept from it on a regular basis. Piles of wet pine straw or leaf litter collecting on the shingles behind a chimney is nothing but a recipe for trouble in the future.
Roofing repairs should be undertaken as soon as a problem is discovered, which confines the problem to the roof in most cases, before a trail of water finds its way through your attic and ceilings and into a bucket below. Sometimes repairs are needed by a Roofer San Antonio after a weather event, particularly one involving high winds and downed trees. A large tree branch that falls upon your roof can actually cause multiple punctures, and your roof should be carefully gone over following such an event by a qualified professional to insure that your roof’s integrity is intact.
Replacement is undertaken near the end of your roof’s useful lifespan. If you have asphalt shingles on your roof, many people at this time will choose to replace that roof with a metal roof which often will be the last roof they’ll ever have to buy. Many metal roofs last fifty years or longer and best of all, in most cases, can be installed directly over your existing asphalt shingles!
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