A roof is an integral part of your home’s structure and can be one of the most important investments you make. It protects you from harsh elements such as rain, wind, snow, and extreme heat. Not only does it protect you from these elements but it also protects your belongings inside your house like furniture and appliances that would otherwise suffer damage due to exposure to the outside weather conditions.
For this reason alone it is important to maintain a healthy roof by making sure that any issues with its condition are addressed right away lest they cause severe damage to your property or worse injury or illness for anyone who may be exposed to falling debris in case there was a sudden failure of the entire system.
The need to replace your roof is a common question that homeowners ask themselves. There are many reasons why you should consider replacing your home’s old and failing roof with a new one.
Cracked shingles. Cracked or missing shingles are a sign of aging and can lead to leaks. If you notice any cracks in your roof, make sure that you have them repaired right away before the problem gets worse
Peeling layers. Old roofs often peel from too much exposure to sunlight over time which causes damage underneath the topcoat resulting in flaking paint and other issues with the surface below it
Mold growth. Mold is an unsightly issue but more importantly a dangerous health hazard for anyone living inside your home who suffers allergies or respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis. Replacing your old roof allows you to avoid this potential danger while also giving yourself peace of mind knowing that this will never be an issue again once all traces of the mold have been removed from your house.
Dark streaks. Dark streaks on your roof are signs of algae growth which is another health hazard and also a sign that the water damage has gone too far
Curling shingles. Curled or warped shingles can be caused by extreme heat and it generally means you need to replace your entire roof system because this one component won’t last much longer without proper maintenance.
Loose shingles. As your roof ages, you may notice some of the shingles popping loose or shifting position. This is another sign that it’s time to call in a professional for an evaluation because this could lead to leaks if not attended to immediately.
Heat damage. If you have noticed that your roof is much hotter than it used to be, this could mean heat damage which means you may need a replacement sooner rather than later due to the potential for an outright failure of materials or components exposed to prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures.
Burned out spot. A burned out spot on your roof can be caused by lightning strikes and other electrical surges but more importantly, it’s another sign that there has already been some water penetration into the interior structure of your house which will only get worse without professional help as time goes on
Sagging shingles. Sagging shingles are often caused by failing nails underneath them where they attach to the deck below so if these pop loose altogether, your roof could end up collapsing under its own weight.
Moss. Moss is another sign that your roof has been letting in too much moisture and it’s a fire hazard.
Improved Energy Efficiency. Replacing your old roof with a quality one will immediately improve the energy efficiency of your home because new materials allow you to maintain comfortable temperatures inside regardless of what’s happening on the outside.
Enhanced Curb Appeal. A new roof replacement installation can restore curb appeal and increase resale value so if you’re planning to sell shortly, this is definitely something worth considering when comparing offers from different contractors
Peace Of Mind. As already noted, a professional inspection by a certified contractor means that you’ll know exactly how much work needs to be done and what components need replacing in order for the entire system to function properly again while also ensuring peace of mind knowing that all health concerns have been addressed once and for all going forward into the future.
It’s important to take the time and do your research when looking for a roof replacement company to ensure that you’re hiring someone who is qualified, licensed, and insured.
At Lev Roofing Service, we are proud to offer all of this and more when it comes to our customers throughout the Greater Levittown Area. We are always looking for new ways to improve ourselves so that we can provide even better service, whether you’re looking for roof replacement or any other exterior home renovation services.