Your roof faces harsh outdoor elements daily, including winds and ultraviolet (UV) rays. Keeping in good shape can help ensure it is ready to face whatever nature brings. Scheduling regular inspections and maintenance are also vital to extending the life of your roof.
Here are vital questions to ask your inspector.
What Kind of Roof Do I Have?
Aside from material, you need to know what type of roof you have. It also helps to determine the roofing material’s grade. The efficiency and longevity of a roofing system significantly depend on the quality of its shingles, underlayment, flashing, vent boots, flashing and other components.
What Is the Remaining Service Life of My Roof?
Several factors can affect a roof’s lifespan, such as material, installation, maintenance and location. For instance, an asphalt shingle roof can last up to 30 years while metal roofing can last beyond 40 years. After the inspection, your contractor can determine when a roof replacement is necessary.
Does My Roof Have Adequate Ventilation?
Sufficient ventilation prevents warm, humid air from accumulating in your attic. If your roof lacks ventilation, it is more likely to fail early. Heat and moisture buildup in the attic will speed up the deterioration of shingles. It will also increase the chances of mold growth and rot in the decking.
Are Repairs Necessary?
Roof damage can occur due to improper installation, harsh weather conditions and normal wear and tear. You must address roofing issues quickly to prevent leaks that could lead to water damage. Following the inspection, expect a detailed report from your contractor. They will tell you which repairs are necessary to delay the need for a replacement.
Whether you need a new roof for your home or repairs for an existing one, Twin Cities Siding Professionals is here to help. We work with industry leaders like GAF to provide quality roofing products and services. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our online form to get a free estimate.