When to redo the roof of your home by Gouttières X-Treme: what there is to know!
When should you start thinking about a new roof?
To ensure a proper maintenance of your property, you must keep an eye on your roof. After all, this is what protects you, both during summer and winter. It keeps you sheltered from cold winds, rain, snowfall, ice falls and so many other things. This is the shield that secures your family from all external elements and since this is a project that renews on average every 20 years, it’s important to remain vigilant.
You will find below some tips that will guide you in the right direction to avoid problems with your roof.
Do you need a professional roofer? Here are the main signs that will let you know you do.
Does your roof have risen, cracked, missing shingles with curved edges? Do you see some shingles with no more protective granulates? If so, it’s time to contact a professional roofer. As a quick reminder, here are some criteria’s that indicates that you need an inspection.
- The age of your roof
Do you know when was your roof was installed? Most roofers will agree that a roof is to lasts between 20 and 25 years. Of course, this is when it’s been well maintained (ex .: ventilated, more than one layer of shingles, etc.). However, if that’s not the case, promptly get in contact with a professional roofer.
- Destroyed shingles
If you notice that some shingles are seriously curled up, that means they are completely destroyed so you will need to act quick.
- Missing shingles
Over the years, some shingles are torn off for various reasons. If you are missing shingles on your roof, you must promptly replace them. If you are not sure about the situation, get in contact with a roofing contractor to obtain an inspection.
- Shingle granulates in your gutters
Take a look at your gutters to see if shingle granulates have accumulated. If you notice there’s a lot, then pick up the phone and call your professional roofer. At Gouttières X-Treme, we help several customers just like you, who are facing the same situation.
- Lights through your roof boards
If you notice that some light is passing though the planks from the inside of your attic that confirms your roof is worn out. Often it’s a problem that ‘highlights’ poor insulation and requires checking for moisture.
Investigating your roof
If you wish to be rigorous, we strongly advise you to inspect the material around the chimney, vents, pipes, etc. You should keep a close eye on all the ventilation openings of your roof.
Also keep under surveillance for any moisture, rot or mold. Depending on the water problem, fungi or bacteria can grow within 24 to 48 hours! That’s why we recommend that you regularly clean your drain. It frees stagnant water.
So every 12 months and after major bad weather, get your roof checked out. At Gouttières X-Treme, we recommend the following:
- Every 10 years if your roof is ten years old or less.
- Every 2 years if your roof is over twenty years old.
- Annually if your roof is more than forty years old.
As you consider a new roof for your home, please consider the many advantages of metal.
Metal roofing is one of the fastest growing segments of home improvement – more than quadrupling its market share over the past decade. The benefits offered by today’s metal roofs allow homeowners to upgrade their homes with products of lasting value. While other roofs quickly diminish in value as they age, metal roofs provide the following lasting benefits:
- Proven performance expectation of 50+ years
- Beautiful styles to match any home or neighborhood
- Interlocking panels for maximum wind resistance
- Fire resistance
- Energy efficiency by keeping homes cooler
- Low weight to help preserve structural integrity and life
Get in contact with Gouttières X-Treme today for a complete roof inspection.
Don’t wait any longer; get systematic inspections to ensure the reliability of your roof.
Don’t wait for an emergency water spill or even a humidity problem to come along. Protect your home by using professional roofers. And remember that if you notice some problems, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a sign for an immediate complete replacement. You can request for the repairs of certain portions of the roof only.
Visit our online quote section or get in contact with us directly. You will speak to one of our professional team members who will answer all of your questions. At Gouttières X-Treme, we have assisted our clients for many many years now.