We’re thick into of the dog days of summer right now, but remember back to the winter of 2010 when we experienced blistering cold temperatures and staggering snowfall totals. The result: Many roofs collapsed under the weight of all the heavy snow and ice. And, earlier in July 2012, violent thunderstorms, armed with damaging hail and winds, ravaged parts of MetroWest and eastern Massachusetts, doing damage to many homes, including their roofs.
Waiting for roof damage to occur due to a weather event isn’t the best practice. RemodelWerks wants you to consider repairing roof damage before it gets out of control, whether it’s due to normal wear and tear or a cataclysmic event.
Here are some tips from RemodelWerks for tackling the question of whether your home may be in need of a new roof:
• The shingles are curling or worse missing.
• Moss or algae have made a home on the roof.
• The flashing is damaged—flashing is generally placed around objects that protrude from the roof, such as pipes, chimneys or the border of other roofs, to carry water away from joints and seams.
• The roof is 20 or more years old.
While regular wear and tear is to be expected, pay attention to the indicators listed above so you’ll be prepared for whatever Mother Nature decides to dump on us—whatever the season.
Also, if you have any concerns about the health of your roof, call RemodelWerks at 774.234.0501 or email us for your free, no obligation consultation. We can inspect your existing roof to evaluate where it may be deficient so we can diagnose whether it can be repaired or should be replaced. RemodelWerks is a certified remodeler through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and we offer a fixed-price promise and a five year guarantee on all of our work.
By being proactive rather than reactive to roofing issues, you could reap thousands of dollars in savings over the life of your roof.