Your roof is the first and foremost portion of your home that provides security against the weather elements of mother nature.

Maintaining a safe and working roof is a positive way to reduce your overall homeowner expenses. If you the “homeowner”will inspect your roof on a regular basis, you will ultimately save your money from future roof repairs that may develop due to not detecting a roof issue before it develops into something more serious.

There are many different roofing materials to consider for your roof. For example, Asphalt Shingles, Metal, Rubber, Tile, Wood, Clay Tiles, Commercial Materials and much more. Let’s talk about a few of those roof materials and how to detect if and when repairs or even a complete roof replacement, roof section or roof materials may be necessary.

Asphalt Shingles:

An asphalt shingle is a type of wall or roof shingle that uses asphalt for waterproofing. They are one of the most widely used roofing covers in North America because they have a relatively inexpensive up-front cost and are fairly simple to install.

When looking for an affordable roofing material for your home, asphalt shingles are one of the most popular and affordable residential roofing materials. Asphalt roofing materials have a variety of different quality standards therefore, your warranties may range in a broad sense, even up to 30+ years.

It is not uncommon that many homeowners will need to replace their roof asphalt shingles over time, therefore there are a few signs to look for.

Asphalt Shingle Granules:

Roofing granules are adhered to the exposed (weather-facing) portion of an asphalt shingle, making them the first line of defense against environmental elements. If granular loss occurs, the exposed areas of a shingle will wear down at an increased rate.

Granules located on the shingles surface have a tendency to wear away. Your roof may need to have a roof repair or even replacement when excessive granules are easy to spot in gutters or downspouts.

Another sign that a roof repair or replacement is needed is when you spot your roof to show signs of cracked shingles, curled shingles or stained and discolored shingles. If you see these roof condition to exist with your shingles, you should seek out a professional roofer to inspect your roofs condition.

Roof Clay Tiles / Cement Tiles:

Terra-cotta roofing is one of the most environmentally friendly roofing materials available. They are made from clay, an abundant natural resource, using a process that has little ill effect on the environment, unlike production of asphalt shingles.

The clay, cement and terra cotta tiles are a great choice for residential roofing for your home and are known as one of the most durable roofing products on the market.

There is very little maintenance required with clay tiles. Yes, single tiles may break, chip or crack in time it is still easier to maintain and see when these roofing repair concerns occur. To make sure your roofing repair project is completed correctly the first time around, and by doing the roof repair contract job correctly the first time it will ultimately save you unnecessary time and money to re-do therefore, this author feels all homeowners should consult a local roofing contractor for assistance.

Your Home Interior:

Additional signs of roof damage are stains, discoloring, bad odors, and water damage within the interior of your home.

Water damage are signs of leaky roofs, leaks from chimneys, skylight leaks or even plumbing issues.

Does Your Home Have an Attic or Upper Level Storage Space?

Homeowners, look inside your attic for any water damage and water leak signs. Look for any darkened areas or water stains. The water stains will usually run down the wood planks and rafters.

Paying special attention to your roof and maintaining a regular inspection will ultimately save you time and money with your home expenses and especially with roof repairs and or roof replacements.

Author's Bio: 

Green Team Roofing is your professional licensed roofing experts for Serving Orange County, Los Angeles County and San Diego County. We provide expert and affordable roofing solutions to fit any residential home and commercial budget.

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