Needing a roof repair can be stressful. After all, your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, a damaged or worn-down roof can end up being expensive, and trying to find the right roofing contractor can be an ordeal. The best way to help reduce stress around your roof is to know exactly what to look for when it comes to roof repairs and contractors. So today, Roofstar will help you find out what to know when you need a roof repair.
What Are Three Signs That I Need a Roof Repair?
There are many potential warning signs that you will need a roof repair soon, but the top three to look out for are: damaged tile or shingles, water damage or leaks, and any blockage in your valleys. Damaged shingles could be a simple problem with a quick repair, or it could be a sign that your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan; water damage and staining likely means that something has gone wrong with your roof under the surface that needs to be looked at; and any blockage in your valleyscan cause water damage on your roof.
What Should I Worry About on my Roof?
While there’s no need to worry if you have a trusted roofing contractor, it’s a good idea to keep a vigilant eye on your roof. Some of the most important things to keep track of are debris buildup, the condition of your shingles and flashing, and any signs of mold or moss. These areas are the easiest to keep an eye on, and are often early warning signs that you may need repairs in the future.
Signs You Need a New Roof
Sometimes roofs are too far gone for simple repairs, and getting a new roof installed is a less costlyand safer route. Some signs that you may need a full roof replacement instead of repairs are age and severe damage. While some roofs have lifespans of up to 50 years, most last only 20-25. If your roof is more than 15-20 years old, it may be time for a replacement. In addition, damage that goes beyond what could be covered by basic repairs may require a full replacement, which will likely be cheaper and safer in the long term than trying to make do with repairs.
Working with the Right Roofing Contractor
When it comes to repairing or replacing your roof, the most important thing is to find the right roofing contractor – one you can trust to do the right by your roof and your family. Not all roofing contractors are created equal; here are some signs to look out for:
- Good Reviews: Do a search for the roofing company you’re considering hiring and check out their reviews, especially the most liked ones. Not only does this give you an idea of how the company is perceived by their clients, it also gives you a chance to see how they respond to criticism.
- Fully Licensed: Every roofing contractor should be fully licensed in their state. You can ask for a certificate of their insurance, as well as looking up whether they are fully licensed online.
- Able to Walk You Through Their Process: A trustworthy contractor should have no problem being able to walk you through any process your roof may undergo. Feel free to ask them any questions you have – their answers should inspire you with confidence about their expertise.
Now that you know what to look for when it comes to repairing or replacing your roof, we hope that you have the confidence to move forward with the next step: hiring the right roofing contractor. If you have any questions that weren’t answered here or want to get started with a free estimate, call Roofstar Arizona today at 480-426-1915. We’ll tell you the truth about your roof.