Common Roofing Questions Every Homeowner Needs To Ask
Owning a home is an exhilarating experience, but it does come with several responsibilities. From maintaining a clean interior to tending to repairs and replacement of several aspects of your home, it can seem like the list of "to-dos" is never-ending.
Knowledge is power
Few of us give thought to maintaining certain aspects of a home until there is a problem. One often-neglected area of a home is the roof. Bubbling paint, leaky ceilings, and missing or cracked shingles are all indications that your roof needs repair or possible replacement. Knowing a bit of information about roof maintenance and repair could save you thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs if you take action to prevent or minimize wear and tear. What questions should you ask, and who should you ask to ensure that you get the most roof bang for your buck? Read on to see the importance of asking the right questions, and where you can get this valuable information:
How should I maintain my roof?
Regardless of how well your roof is holding up or when it was installed, it is bound to wear out eventually. Your roof needs to be maintained, and you can do some of it yourself. Take note of this list, and make plans to schedule regular maintenance to extend the life and efficiency of your roof:
Check shingles or tiles regularly for signs of wear and tear.
Get a professional inspection from Len’s Roofing at least once a year.
Look for telltale signs of leaking in your attic and on your ceilings.
Wash your roof regularly to remove debris that could build up and trap moisture.
Clean gutters regularly to avoid backup.
Trim overhanging branches that could cause damage.
Patch up chimneys and flashings to prevent external and internal moisture damage
If you don't feel comfortable enough to perform some of this work yourself, Len’s Roofing can perform most of these services with a professional roofing inspection.
Does my roof need to be repaired or replaced?
Many factors go into determining whether a roof is repaired or replaced. If roof wear or damage is extensive, or if it's ending the end of its lifespan, consider replacement as the most cost-effective solution. If you determine that minimal repairs are needed, your roofing contractor can repair or fortify sections to prolong the life of your roof.
What materials should I choose?
The most common materials used to construct roofs are asphalt shingles, concrete tiles, and metal. Your geographical location quite often determines what material is best suited for your year-round climate. Other factors that play into a material decision include longevity, price, and durability. Talk to your roofing professional about which materials are best suited for your home and your particular situation.
How much does roof replacement cost?
The answer to this particular question varies greatly, depending on the size of your home, the scope of your project, your material choice and your roof's unique design and pitch. When your roofing contractor gives you a price estimate, he should also be able to tell you approximately how long your replacement project will last.
How can I improve my home's energy efficiency?
A new roof will significantly improve your home's energy efficiency. Proper ventilation will reduce excess heat buildup in your home and reduce heating costs in cooler climates. Even the choice of specific colors can contribute to energy efficiency, and you'll see the difference in your monthly energy bill.
Len's Roofing: Providing You With The Answers You Need
Len's Roofing professionals are committed to finding you the roofing answers you need. From materials selection to repair, installation and replacement, we'll answer all your questions and help you install a roof that will both protect and beautify your home. Trust Len's roofing for all of your roofing needs. Visit https://www.lensroofing.com/ or call us at 941-896-7897 to set up an appointment today.