Checking your roof is probably not the first thing on your list of priorities. Let’s face it: your roof serves its purpose. As long as it’s keeping you warm and dry, you probably feel like you have no need to go poking around up there. The roofing experts at Eastern Roofing & Siding would like to remind you to routinely check your roof for issues. Some routine maintenance can really help you from some costly repairs in the future. But, what if it’s past the time of just replacing a few shingles here and there? You may not be sure when to call a Woodbury roofing contractor to start the discussion about putting a new roof on your home. Below are some things you can check yourself to determine if your roof needs replaced.
Age is the biggest factor when it comes to knowing when it’s time to replace. If your roof is more than 20 years old, then it’s probably time to replace it. There have been upgrades to products used as roofing materials in the last 20 years that may be more beneficial to your home. Don’t wait until it’s an emergency to consider replacing your roof. If you have an old roof, get in touch with a local Woodbury roofing contractor today to have them do an analysis of your roof.
Start in the attic. Go into the attic on a sunny day and, with the lights off, inspect your roof especially near the chimney. If you see any amount of light shining through, it’s time to call a Woodbury roofing contractor. Holes allow moisture to pass through your roof, causing issues for you. If you do notice water spots throughout your home, and they are beyond repair it may be time for a new roof.
You must do an exterior examination of your roof very carefuly. It is advisable to inspect your roof from a remote viewing location with binoculars. Some things to look for are: sagging parts of your roof, missing shingles, cracks or discolored areas. All of these indicate a faulty roof. A Woodbury roofing contractor will be able to perform a more thorough investigation, to determine whether a roof replacement is necessary.
If you’re ready to speak with a Woodbury MN roofing contractor, contact us today at 651-238-1313.