When a homeowner detects a leak, it can send them into panic mode. Their first thought is that they may need a new roof. Thankfully, that is not always the case. As an experienced roofing company, we come in contact with many concerned homeowners. Roof Crafters would like to give helpful insight on how you can inspect your own roof to determine whether you should have a roof repair or a roof replacement.

Inspecting Your Roof

The First thing you can do, is visually inspect your roof from the ground using a pair of binoculars. We encourage you to focus the lenses and try to cover every angle and all parts of the roof. You as a homeowner, should be looking for any signs of damage or aging of the roof. You should note if you see any type of shingle issues such as: cracks, curling, or loose shingles. You should also inspect the valleys, vent pipe, and all spots that break or meet the roof. Make sure that the roof’s edge should are flat. If you notice wind damage or damage to the flashing or pipe boots, you should note this, as well. Once you have noted any damages to the outward appearance of your roof, you will then need to climb into the attic and check the condition of the wood. This includes, the underside of the roof deck and trusses. You should note if there are water stains or warping of the wood. Another obvious sign of water damage are clumps of insulation. Note any of your findings of roof damage and attic damage.

Signs That Indicate You Need Roof Repairs

If you noted all of your roof damage and attic damage, this may be easier to determine. If your roof damage is concentrated in one area of the roof, you may be looking at a roof repair. This all depends on the extent of the roof damage. Your damage could be due to a piece of fallen debris from a recent storm. Although, the damage may seem minor, it is not wise to put off getting your roof repaired. Because your roof is exposed to the wind and sun every day, small holes can grow and this will cause more severe and widespread damage to your roof overtime. Roof repairs are still important issues that need to be taken care of as soon as possible. The sooner you are to respond to roof damage, the less likely you are to have to replace your entire roof.

Signs That You Need a New Roof

The easiest way to determine if you need a new roof is by your roofs age. Most asphalt roofs that are 20 to 30 years old are typically at the end of their service life. Also consider all of the damage you noted. Earlier we mentioned to note any cracked, curled, or loose shingles. This is due to aging. Also, if the roof damage is not concentrated in one spot but is widespread, this is a sign that you need a roof replacement. It is important to do a self-inspection and note these findings in order to relay this to a roofing professional. Contact Roof Crafters in Hammond, Louisiana, to learn more about the services we offer. We are experts in both roof repairs and roof replacements. Call Roof Crafters today at ☎️ 225-667-1189 for more information.

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