Does Your Roof Need a Replacement?

Do you need a roof replacement in or around Gainesville, GA?

Although it’s not quite the dead of winter, the cold weather is all around us. It’s beautiful to admire outside, but the last thing you want as a homeowner is to invite that cold in your home. To maximize the efficiency of the heating in your home, it may be wise to make sure your roof is in its best shape. After all, the roof is the first line of defense for your house.

It is wise to have your roof inspected at least once a year by professionals from our Gainesville Roofing Company. You may occasionally walk around your home to make sure that there are no limbs laying on top of your roof from nearby trees, but there are also many other factors to be on the roof to be cognizant of. Things you may not know to look for and believe it or not, many variables can be found inside the home.

 

Check your Attic

As you may be in your attic bringing down holiday decor, check for and lights that beam through your roof or even stains on the interior wood. This could be an indication that there is you have a leaky roof. Discoloration of insulation is another indicator that you may not be familiar with, but our Gainesville roofing company expert could spot preemptively.

 

Up on the Roof Top

Yes, you can see shingles standing on your lawn looking up at your home. Though all your shingles seem to be laying flat, that doesn’t mean ‘all is well’ on your roof. There could be trouble areas that can only be caught by standing on top of your roof and surveying it. Since roofs should be replaced every 20 years or so, it is not uncommon to find granules falling from shingles indicating the end of a roof life. Vents, chimneys and skylights are also areas of potential and unknown damage. Shingles around these areas are tough to see, and cracks or breaks can cause leakage. This, being quite dangerous, is something you yourself shouldn’t trouble yourself with doing. Professional roofing experts know how to scale a roof and survey the entire area with the utmost safety. 

 

Plant Growth

Plants belong in the ground or around your house-not growing from your roof. Should there be areas of moss spotted on your roof, this could cause rot in shingles and wood allowing points of entry for mold and moisture in your home. Not good. These areas should be cleaned off and assessed for damage. 

 

Should you already notice one or more of these issues occurring on your home, it may be time for a roof replacement.

Yes, your roof may be less than 20 years old, but it still may have creeping issues that may go unnoticed until too late. The best way to avoid problems in your roof is to have it professionally inspected. At our Gainesville Roofing Company, we want you to have the peace of mind that your home’s roof is safe and sound.