1. Your roofing is obviously deteriorating
The best thing about a shingle roof is that it’s generally pretty easy to see when it needs a little upkeep. Just take a look at it, and if some of its shingles are buckled, discolored, missing, or otherwise in bad shape, you know it’s time to get a repair. Do not hesitate, a ruptured shingle or damaged metal panel can easily hide the deterioration of the underlayment and worse, the wood decking underneath that. If you are not sure, contact us at Bearded Brothers Roofing. Ruptured or damaged roofing can be a domino effect for deterioration. The shingle, metal panel, tile is one thing, the wood decking is next. From there, you can have attic damage leading to interior ceiling damage. The rain water doesn’t care, its heading silently downward.
On the other hand, if you notice that a number of your shingles are in this kind of condition, then you may need more than a repair. After all, an overall problem with your shingles indicates that your roof is past the point of repair and should be replaced at some point in the near future. Call Bearded Brothers Roofing to investigate what is actually going on. Bearded Brothers Roofing is an experienced, fully insured, roofing contractor serving the entire Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex.
Your roof has reached the end of its expected lifespan
Roofing material lifespan can be a variable. Differing standards of shingles, metal panels, tile or shake each has its limitations. Each is engineered and manufactured to “last“ in relation to its application. A perfect environment will allow for a lengthy life, but one that experiences periodic turmoil will weaken in less time. Realistically, do you know when your roof was installed? Did you have it installed or was it already in place when you moved into your house? If you’re not sure, then discussing lifespan is less important. Shingles are great but only last a portion of the time metal roofing does, which can be quite a while. So, discussing lifecycles of roofing materials is relevant if you plan to install a new roof, plan to live in the house for 25 to 50 years and experience little of that environmental turmoil. This is why this blog discusses the “when” to replace.
If a storm as gone through, your roof may have been banged up a bit. Best to have a professional inspect it. Best is in reference to another blog titled, “How not to fall off your roof” When you inspect your roof from ground level, do you see any ruptures, peeled back shingles or metal panels? Are any of the tiles simply gone? Do any of the flashing around vents or chimney appear to be damaged?
No matter what kind of roof you have, one thing is certain: If you didn’t install your roof, you’re going to want to know how long your roof is expected to last, this is the occasion to bring in a seasoned professional roofer to assess your current roof. They will let you know about what time range it should last without barring a calamity. If you just purchased the house and had a structural inspection performed before the closing, that report may be sufficient. If not, contact your roofer for a determination.
3. You are experiencing more and more roofing repair costs
Just like an automobile that is experiencing continuous break downs, the repeated roofing repair events may be an indication your roof is approaching the end of its lifespan. Multiple situations, especially for the same reason (e.g.: water leaks), will certainly tell you what the near future will bring.
Your roofing materials are strong during the first years of application, and weaken over time. This is natural. When the roof is now requiring more and more attention, then it’s time to consider a full replacement. Now is when you reach out to the contractor you feel most comfortable with to decide on options for style and costs. When it’s time to get the ball rolling you will have your questions answered, costs planned and only the installation to plan for.
Have you now decided that a new roof is in order?
As was discussed earlier, roofing damage or deterioration can lead to significant out of pocket costs. They don’t magically heal. If you have observed any of the three subjects above, you will want to pursue the next step, having a reputable contractor visit, inspect, present options and precede. Call the Dallas roofing contractors at Bearded Brothers Roofing & Restoration. We offer quality roof replacements that last for years and years, at competitive prices, offering the best options and materials available.