Your roof is designed and built to keep your family and valuables safe from the elements. But the constant exposure to the elements can also take a toll on your roof’s performance, causing it to develop issues over time. Of course, you can prevent this from happening by scheduling routine inspections conducted by professional contractors. It also helps to learn more about your roof and its condition as they inspect your roof.
Here’s a look at some of the questions you can ask your roofing contractor as they perform the inspection.
“Is the Roof Damaged?”
During the inspection, your roofers will look for damage on the roof surface and the attic, checking for any signs of cracks, holes, water intrusion and animal infestation. From there, they can make the necessary repairs. But if the damage is too significant for extensive repairs, a complete replacement will most likely be the preferred approach.
“What’s My Roof’s Lifespan?”
Your roof’s serviceable life varies depending on the type of roofing material and the method of installation. For instance, a properly-installed asphalt shingle roof is expected to last about 15 to 30 years. Metal roofing systems can last at least 40 years, slate even longer and so on. But keep in mind that their lifespan also depends on how they’re properly maintained over time.
“Do I Have Enough Vents Installed?”
Your roof needs to have enough intake and exhaust vents installed to efficiently get rid of the heat and moisture accumulating in your attic. Otherwise, this can lead to your roof’s premature deterioration, making your shingles brittle and less resilient. You can avoid ending up with costly repairs by having the whole system inspected at least once a year by a professional roofer.
Are you in need of roof repairs or a complete replacement? Call Twin Cities Siding Professionals today at (651) 967-0873 to request a quote! You can also fill out our convenient contact form to get started. We serve Minneapolis, St. Paul and other nearby communities.